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The most prestigious grappling event in the world, the ADCC World Championship, returns in 2019 with the very best submission grapplers on earth.

The Epic Josh Hinger Interview

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The Epic Josh Hinger Interview: Podcast Stories, ADCC and More!

Sep 9, 2019

Every year there is a contingent of elite grapplers who wait out the ADCC trials in hopes that they're previous accomplishments are enough to warrant an invite to the prestigious tournament. And every year there are a handful of grapplers heart broken after they're invite never shows up!

But not Josh Hinger. The fan favorite grappler made sure that even though he's the defending 3x no-gi world champion he'd earn his way to ADCC the old fashioned way. 

Hinger signed up for his first ever ADCC trials earlier this year in February and tore through the jam-packed 88kg division. In the finals he pulled off the best submission of the day and in just over a minute won the gold medal ensuring his spot at ADCC later this year.

Over the last few years Josh Hinger has transformed himself into one of the most feared grapplers on the scene. From his wrestling pedigree to his affinity for chokes, ADCC is the perfect competition for Josh. 

In this extended interview with Josh Hinger we talk about his passion for podcasting, training for ADCC, the most valuable lessons he learned from winning no-gi worlds and what he's working on next! Check out the full interview above, we had a blast!