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


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


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, 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.