About the Show

Welcome to the Grappling Dads Podcast! We’re two old dudes who love Jiu-Jitsu, and we happen to be fathers. Hence, the name Grappling Dads.

We’re a weekly podcast that answers the questions you’re constantly thinking about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While our knowledge is limited at best, we go to the real expert – Kroyler Gracie – to get way too much detail that we struggle to understand. That’s right, we’re the conduit to a member of the Gracie family, and we can’t read good.

Each week we loosely focus on a topic regarding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, such as how to start a roll, Gi vs. NoGi, how to keep your kids involved, farting during a roll, and many more insightful topics. The answer is always Gi, no questions asked. We will get you. We also take listener comments and questions and try to respond in a timely manner (aka whenever someone checks the email inbox). Remember to always trust the technique (aside from actual podcasting skill) and join us on your Jiu-Jitsu Journey (we hate ourselves too).

The Hosts

Kip Dice

Kippers

A father of three girls who all love BJJ, with two who practice on the regular, it’s safe to say Jiu-Jitsu runs in the family. Oh, and his wife Jenn is lethal and will choke you before you realize you’re in a bad position. Dinners at the Dice household are fairly interesting (don’t ask for dessert if you’re smart).

Paul Parrotte

Paulie

Paul is the father of two girls who practice Jiu-Jitsu regularly, and can often be seen hanging off Paul’s arms as they attempt to arm bar their father. Pretty normal in the life of a Grappling Dad. His wife Nicole does not train in BJJ, but could still kick his ass. Paul is that bad at Jiu-Jitsu.

Austin

Austin

Austin, the guy behind the scenes for the Grappling Dads, Kip and Paul have regularly helped him throughout his Jiu Jitsu JOURNEY, helping him stay on the right PATH. While not a father, or good at grappling, he is excited to join and bring what value he can to the experience for the GD nation.