The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast with Gustavo Dantas

The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast with Gustavo Dantas

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Are you ready to take your mindset to an even higher level on and off the mat? Then you’re ready for The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast! - a must for Jiu-Jitsu Entrepreneurs


96 – Don’t Settle For Less Than You Deserve | Soul Fighters Co-Founder Bruno “Tank” Mendes
Apr 5 • 64 min
(http://www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bjj_mental_podcast_E96-01.jpg) Welcome to episode 96 I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the 4th-degree black belt and co-founder of the Soul Fighter Jiu-Jitsu Associations,…
95 – Surround Yourself With The Right People | Gracie Arizona Owner Nathan Zigler
Mar 29 • 55 min
Welcome to episode 95. I’m your host Gustavo Dantas, and today we have Relson Gracie’s 4th-degree black belt Nathan Zigler. He has owned Gracie Arizona for over twenty years, besides being the owner of Cooperhead CrossFit. Nathan shared how organic was…
94 – Keep it simple | Hamilton Agency owner David Hamilton
Mar 22 • 60 min
(http://www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bjj_mental_podcast_E94-01.jpg) Welcome to episode 94, I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the black belt David Hamilton. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia who has…
93 – Where There’s A Will There’s A Way | Legacy BJJ Owner Alberto Crane
Mar 15 • 68 min
Welcome to episode 93, I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the fourth-degree black belt Alberto Crane. Alberto is a veteran of the UFC and former King of the Cage Champion, and he is the owner of Legacy BJJ in Burbank, California. He shared…
92 – What Is YOUR Legacy? Top Level Martial Arts owner Bill Jones
Mar 8 • 54 min
Welcome to episode 92 I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Bill Jones. Bill is a 2nd-degree black belt and the owner of Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He is a veteran of the United States Army who left a successful career at a…
GDT#3 – To Compete or Not To Compete?
Mar 1 • 13 min
To compete or not to compete? If you have competed before, most likely, you have noticed that you have more focus and discipline with your training and your diet when you are getting ready for competitions. It’s a no brainer that helps with the process of…
91 – Be honest to yourself | Soul Fighters Co-Founder Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes
Feb 23 • 52 min
Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes is the co-founder of the Soul Fighters Jiu-Jitsu Association, the 2019 ADCC World Champion and IBJJF Black Belt World Champion Gi & No-Gi. He shared that his discipline is a habit that he practices daily, and it’s responsible…
90 – Growing & Evolving | SBG Athens Co-Owner Rory Singer
Feb 16 • 79 min
Rory Singer is a third-degree black belt, a former UFC Fighter, and the co-owner of SBG Gym in Athens, Georgia. He talked about the importance of not comparing yourself to others. He also shared that you shouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel, look for help,…
89 – Cultivating Patience | Westside MMA Co-Owner Roli Delgado
Feb 9 • 61 min
Roli Delgado is a third-degree black belt. Roli owns multiple martial arts schools, along with being a real estate agent and investor in Little Rock Arkansas. He talked about how jiu-jitsu teaches you how to handle failure better than any sport. He…
88 – Are you trying to please everybody? | Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu School Owner Adem Redzovic
Feb 2 • 78 min
(http://www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/bjj_mental_podcast_E88-01.jpg) Adem Redzovic is a third-degree black belt and the owner of three jiu-jitsu schools in the Chicago area and several other affiliated schools worldwide. He…
87 – Do you give to your community? | Da Firma Kimonos Company Owner Ricardo Tubbs
Jan 26 • 71 min
Ricardo Tubbs is a black belt and the owner and instructor at Da Firma Training Center as well as Da Firma Kimono Company. Ricardo did a great breakdown of the thirteen leadership principles from Collin Powell’s book “It worked for me”. He also talked…
86 – Do You Have a SMART Goal?
Jan 19 • 55 min
Brian Edwards is a first-degree black belt an the owner of Swampfox Jiu-Jitsu in Florence, South Carolina. He is also the owner of Brian Edwards Insurance Agency and Brian Scott Properties. He talked about the dedication and discipline necessary to run…
85 – Resilience in BJJ & Life | ATT Lowcountry Owner Malachy Friedman
Jan 12 • 69 min
(http://www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/bjj_mental_podcast_E85-01.jpg) Today we have 2nd degree-black belt Malachy Friedman. Malachy is the owner of the ATT (American Top Team) Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. We…
84 – Be True To Yourself | Danny Savery BJJ Academy Owner | Danny Savery
Jan 5 • 69 min
Welcome to episode 84, today we have the second-degree black belt Danny Savery. He is the owner and head instructor of Danny Savery BJJ academy. Danny also has 15 years’ experience in law enforcement. He talked about his challenging transition of being a…
83 – Go For It! | MMA Leech founder Gustavo Gasperin
Dec 29, 2019 • 65 min
(http://www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/bjj_mental_podcast_E83-01.jpg) Gustavo Gasperin is a 3rd-degree black belt under Fabricio Werdum. He is a three-time No-Gi Master IBJJF World Champion. Gustavo is the mind behind the…
82 – Find Your Gift | Dogtopia of Westchase Owner Josh McLane
Dec 22, 2019 • 70 min
Josh McLane is a blue belt from Robson Moura and the owner of Dogtopia of Westchase, a dog daycare located in Tampa, Florida. He talked about being passionate about your business; he shared the struggles that he and his wife found at the beginning of…
GDT #2 - Do You Believe In Superheroes?
Dec 15, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome to the BJJ Mental Coach Podcast GD Thoughts. This is the first time since May 2018, when I started the podcast, that I chose not to release an interview, but for a great cause. I’m recording this audio in December of 2019 to share with you about…
81 – The 80/20 Rule in BJJ & Life | Kit Dale Training Owner Kit Dale
Dec 8, 2019 • 82 min
Kit Dale is an Australian Black Belt and the owner of www.kitdaletraining.com , which is one of the worlds leading online training resources for BJJ. He spoke about overcoming self-limiting beliefs that held him back for many years, and how mentors helped…
80 – Be Okay With Failure | Bit Discovery CEO Jeremiah Grossman
Dec 1, 2019 • 50 min
Jeremiah Grossman is a jiu-jitsu black belt and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Bit Discovery. He is a published author writing extensively on computer security. He talked about practicing leadership; he also shared about the importance…
79 - Be The Leader You Would Follow | TRUJITSU Founder Matt Baker
Nov 24, 2019 • 64 min
Matt Baker is a 3rd-degree black belt, a gold medalist at the 2019 IBJJF Masters World Championships and the owner of two academies in Bakersfield, California. He talked about the passion that is required to run a business, how important it is to keep…
78 - BJJ & Law Enforcement Officers | Invictus LEO Co-founders Ari Knazan & Jason Rebsch
Nov 17, 2019 • 54 min
Ari Knazan and Jason Rebsch are Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts and police officers. They are the co-founders of Invictus LEO Jiu-Jitsu Collective. Invictus’ vision is to help police officers and police departments worldwide adopt jiu-jitsu into their defensive…
77 - If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Won’t Change You | RMA Jiu-Jitsu Owner Marcelo Ribeiro
Nov 10, 2019 • 78 min
Marcelo Ribeiro is a 4th-degree black belt and the owner of RMA Jiu-Jitsu Academy with two locations in Nolensville, Tennessee. He talked about the importance of consistency in everything you. He also shared about taking risks and my takeaway from the…
76 - Finding Your Gift | Motivational Speaker Sean Fong
Nov 3, 2019 • 85 min
Sean Fong is a brown belt from Gracie Barra, an athlete, Coach and motivational Speaker. He was an Australian Para-Olympic swimmer who set a world record in the 100M Butterfly Short Course in para swimming and He is also a gold medalist at the Abu Dhabi…
75 - Let Your Passion Monetize You | Machado BJJ Australasia Founder John Will
Oct 27, 2019 • 73 min
Welcome to episode 75, I’m your host Gustavo Dantas, and today we have John Will. John is a black belt from Rigan Machado and Australia’s first Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He has been an instructor to various law enforcement and military organizations…
74 - Executing On Your Knowledge | BJJ Conquest Owner Vicente Jr.
Oct 20, 2019 • 59 min
Vicente Junior is a 4th Degree Black Belt and the co-founder of BJJ Conquest, which has multiple academies in Maryland. He talked about running his association in the U.S. and in Brazil, he also shared about the importance of treating your business like…
73 - Hungry For Success | Brazil 021 Co-Founder Hannette Staack
Oct 13, 2019 • 83 min
Hannette Stack is an IBJJF Hall of Fame and Co-Founder of Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu . She talked about how jiu-jitsu teaches you how to become more resilient in life; we talked about the growth and the fixed mindset and my takeaway from the interview…
72 - Avoiding the “If Only” Mindset | Pendergrass MA Academy owners Guy & Rob Pendergrass
Oct 6, 2019 • 53 min
Guy and Rob Pendergrass are black belts from Gustavo Machado and they are co-owners and operators of the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts. This was the first time I interviewed two people at the same time, and I believe that you will enjoy this format.…
71 - Sharpening Your Skills For Security | BJJ Fanatics Co-founder Michael Zenga
Sep 29, 2019 • 48 min
Michael Zenga is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, and the co-founder of BJJ Fanatics, a premier source for instructional digital videos and DVDs in the world. I mentioned during the interview that it was the second time we talked about BJJ Fanatics in…
70 - Gritty Mindset | Jitz University Founder Cris Rodriguez
Sep 22, 2019 • 74 min
Chris Rodriguez is a 2nd-degree Black Belt. She is the co-owner of Gracie PAC MMA in Tampa, Florida, the founder of Jitz University 2.0 and the CEO of Gro Pro Digital Marketing agency. She talked about the imposter syndrome, the importance of finding a…
69 - Balancing Perfectionism | Rolles Gracie Academy Owner Rolles Gracie
Sep 15, 2019 • 57 min
Rolles Gracie is a 4th degree Black Belt who owns and operates the Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge, New Jersey and he is the president of Kasai Elite Grappling Championships. He shared how jiu-jitsu is a tool that everyone could use in their lives and…
68 - Solving Problems Using a BJJ Mindset | MCBJJ Owner Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz
Sep 8, 2019 • 87 min
Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz is a 5th-degree black belt, a six-time IBJJF World Champion, ADCC world champion, and a UFC veteran. He owns and operates two academies in Florida. He shared how he transferred his competition mindset to business. He talked about…
GDT #1 - 2019 Origin USA Immersion Camp Review
Sep 4, 2019 • 9 min
GD thoughts #1 - 2019 Origin USA Immersion Camp in Maine from August 25th to the 31st . These audios won’t be as consistent as the interviews; however, when I have something to say I will let you know through the GDT :) Gustavo Dantas www.originmaine.com
67 - The Obstacle Is The Way | Hyperfly CEO Pascal Pakter
Sep 1, 2019 • 76 min
Pascal Pakter is the CEO of Hyperfly, one of the leading gi and apparel companies in the world. He shared his early age entrepreneurial experiences as a kid; he talked about the importance of knowing yourself and why you want to become an entrepreneur and…
66 - Find Your Passion & Live It! | Tinguinha BJJ Owner Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano
Aug 25, 2019 • 58 min
Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano is a 5th-degree back belt, the owner of Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Yorba Linda, California, and also the national director for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for all UFC Gyms. He talked about the importance of…
65 - Developing Your Mental Fortitude | Dr. Yasi Fit Founder Yasi Pujols
Aug 18, 2019 • 75 min
Yasi Pujols is a purple belt under Pablo Silva and has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. Yasi works with BJJ athletes to overcome anxiety and performance nerves. This episode we talked a little bit more about Jiu-Jitsu…
64 - Psychology of Champions | IBJJF Hall of Fame Lucas Lepri
Aug 11, 2019 • 68 min
Lucas Lepri is a nine-time black belt World Champion(Gi & No-Gi) who is in the Hall of Fame of the IBJJF. He talked about the struggles of balancing being a professional athlete, a husband, and father, and a business owner. During the interview, he…
63 - Focusing On The Process | Brazil 021 Co-Founder Andre Terencio
Aug 4, 2019 • 73 min
Andre Terencio is a fourth-degree black belt Andre Terencio, the co-founder of Brazil-021 School of Jiu-Jitsu, with multiple locations in the U.S, Canada, and Brazil, he is also the co-founder of the Brazil-021 Social Project. He shared the importance of…
62 - Be Committed To Your Vision | IBJJF Black Belt World Champion Mahamed Aly
Jul 28, 2019 • 73 min
Mahamed Aly is an IBJJF Black Belt Adult World Champion Gi & No-Gi. He shared the early days of his career, the challenge of balancing the life of a professional athlete while building his personal brand and spending time with his family. During the…
61 - Making a business partnership work | DDn’Co Lifestyle Co-owner Andre “Dedeco” Almeida
Jul 21, 2019 • 63 min
Andre “Dedeco” Almeida is a fifth-degree black belt serial entrepreneur. Besides being the co-owner of the New England United BJJ Team, he is the co-founder of Origin USA, along with Pete Roberts, our guest from episode number five, and MOST recently the…
60 - Strengthening Your Relationships | RMNU Ireland Owner Justin McGibbon
Jul 14, 2019 • 66 min
Justin McGibbon is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu under the ibjjf hall of Famer Robson Moura. Besides running his academy, the RMNU Ireland, he also works as an operations manager at a private investigations firm. He shared the struggles of balancing two jobs…
59 - Have YOU Been Practicing Humility? | Tampa Gunfights owner Gino Collura
Jul 7, 2019 • 72 min
Gino Collura is a serial entrepreneur and consultant who owns GRIT Ready (Ground Ready International Training), GRIT Combatives, and Tampa Gunfights. He talked about the importance of entrepreneurs to keep in mind the big picture, why you are doing what…
58 - Big Challenge Equals Big Opportunity | GB Regional Director Vinicius “Draculino”
Jun 30, 2019 • 64 min
Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes is a 5th-degree black belt from Carlos Gracie, Jr. He currently lives in Texas and owns three academies. He is the Regional Director for Gracie Barra in the state of Texas. He talked about the importance of having a mentor…
57 - Complacency Breeds Failure | Transcend Marketing Agency founder Tony Amigleo
Jun 23, 2019 • 57 min
Tony Amigleo is a purple belt in Jiu-jitsu and is the founder of Transcend Agency, a marketing company that has worked with clients such as the UFC, Nike, GoPro, EA Sports, ESPN, and Fox Sports to name a few. He talked about the never give up attitude in…
56 – The Win-Win Mindset | Waltz Construction CEO Matt Waltz
Jun 16, 2019 • 57 min
Matt Waltz is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu the owner of Waltz Construction, a company with 35 employees that generates revenue of over nine-figures a year, plus he is the co-founder of Harvest & Recreation Inc., one of the largest and most successful…
55 - Become Obsessed With Your Passion | BJJ Commentator Riccardo Ammendolia
Jun 9, 2019 • 72 min
Riccardo Ammendolia is a first-degree black belt from the Mendes Brothers and a jiu-jitsu competition commentator since 2009. He talked about pursuing his passion for promoting jiu-jitsu, not only with teaching but especially with commentating…
54 - The Hustler’s Mindset | Braus Fight Founder Renato Santos
Jun 2, 2019 • 51 min
Renato Santos. Renato is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and the owner Braus fight a BJJ gi company that also offers lifestyle apparel based in Australia. He talked about the importance of giving back, and Renato is walking the walk with his program “Rolling…
53 - It’s Not About You! | Mighty Oaks Foundation Founder Chad Robichaux
May 26, 2019 • 60 min
Chad Robichaux is a third-degree black belt, former MMA pro fighter and a former Force Recon Marine who served eight deployments in Afghanistan. He is the president and founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization serving the…
52 - There is No Glory Without Sacrifice | Ares BJJ Co-Founder Samir Chantre
May 19, 2019 • 79 min
Samir Chantre is a third-degree black belt, 3-time IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, and the co-founder of Ares BJJ Association. He shared his struggles about running his school, he talked a lot about perseverance, and mentioned the best advice he has ever…
51 - Stroke From Chokes | Nova Gyms Co-Owner Chris Martin
May 12, 2019 • 84 min
Chris Martin is the owner of two academies called Nova Gyms In Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main reason why he was interviewed on the podcast was not because of his business, but for the intention of bringing awareness to the jiu-jitsu community about a very…
50 - Special first year anniversary episode
May 5, 2019 • 66 min
Welcome to episode 50, and today I have a special episode for you! The BJJ Mental Coach podcast is completing one year, and I decided to share with you some highlights of this journey of the 50 episodes so far. As you already know if you have been…
49 - Educate Yourself | Schultz Consulting Group Founder Scott Schultz
Apr 28, 2019 • 74 min
Scott Schultz is a former professional football player, a blue belt in jiu-jitsu and the owner Schultz Consulting Group Inc. He shared a few concepts that he learned from his football coaches during his career and he also mentioned that in different…
48 - Fail Fast, Fail Often | RevuKangaroo Co-founder Josh Kelly
Apr 21, 2019 • 68 min
Josh Kelly is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and the Co-Founder of RevuKangaroo, the world’s leading reputation management system, among multiple business ventures. Josh talked about the importance of simplifying your business procedures, how entrepreneurs…
47 - Prepare For The Worst & Hope For The Best | GRIPS Chief Marketing Officer Ranson Shepherd
Apr 14, 2019 • 83 min
Ranson Shepherd is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, the chief marketing officer of GRIPS, a Grappling and MMA Apparel company and also the co-founder of Pegasus Nevada, a cannabis cultivation business. He talked about the importance of mentors in your life,…
46 - Facing Your Problems Head On | Roots Athletics Owner Kristian Woodmansee
Apr 7, 2019 • 58 min
Kristian Woodmansee is a black belt from Andre Galvao and the owner of Roots Athletics in Philadelphia, an Atos Affiliate school. He shared the struggle of finding balance in running a business while still competing in world-class level and he talked…
45 - Have You Been Progressing In Life? | ChillFit Cryo owner Paul Manganaro
Mar 31, 2019 • 51 min
Paul Manganaro is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and he is the owner of ChillFit Cryotherapy in Tempe, Arizona. After 20 years in the corporate world, he decided to progress to an even more significant challenge and took on entrepreneurship. A common word…
44 - How To Get Your Name Out | Carper Communications founder Marshal Carper
Mar 24, 2019 • 66 min
Marshal Carper is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, an author, and he is the founder of Carper Communications, a content marketing agency. The main topic of this episode is marketing and sales. When I asked Marshal about a piece of advice for you, the listener,…
43 - Are you a High-Performer? High Performance Coach Chuck Rylant
Mar 17, 2019 • 48 min
Chuck Rylant is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, an author, a high-performance coach with law enforcement and finance background. When I asked him about one high-performance habit that he practices daily, his answer inspired the title of the podcast “Are you a…
42 - The Art of Learning | Inverted Gear founder Nelson Puentes
Mar 10, 2019 • 77 min
Nelson Puentes is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and the founder of Inverted Gear. He started the company from his parents’ basement in 2012 and has grown the company to an international brand in 2019. Great conversation and at one point I asked him about a…
41 - ReceivingFeedback Like a Champ | Ed May Canvas Co-Founder Ed May
Mar 3, 2019 • 77 min
Ed May is an artist from California’s Bay Area and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu. He owns and operates edmaycanvas.com where high-quality reproductions of his art are sold as well as high-end commissions of original fine art. He shared about working full time…
40 - Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People | Alvarez BJJ Founder Danny Alvarez
Feb 24, 2019 • 64 min
Danny Alvarez is a third-degree black belt under Bruno Bastos, and currently, in 2019, he is the number one master 3 black belt pound for pound in the IBJJF Rankings and he is the owner of Alvarez BJJ in Arlington, TX. Danny left the corporate world in…
39 - What are you investing your time on? | AmaZix Head of Advisory Jose Macedo
Feb 17, 2019 • 52 min
Jose Macedo is a Portuguese entrepreneur, a jiu-jitsu purple belt, and a former professional poker player who as able to turn an initial deposit of 30 dollars into over 1.5 million dollars. Currently, besides owning multiple businesses, Jose is involved…
38 - Finding Harmony in Work and Life | BJJ Tour founder Claudio Franca
Feb 10, 2019 • 56 min
Claudio Franca is a six-degree black belt, the creator of BJJ Tour, which has events all over the United States and he also runs three jiu-jitsu academies. He talked about the jiu-jitsu early days’ in California, the importance of resilience and finding…
37 - Building Your Relationships | KJG Productions founder Kevin-James Gonzalez
Feb 3, 2019 • 63 min
Kevin-James is a black belt in jiu-jitsu from Checkmat and he has over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in the mortgage and real estate business. He is the founder and CEO of KJG Productions, which provides a social media platform for realtors. He…
36 - Becoming a True Master | Fight Sports founder Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu
Jan 27, 2019 • 58 min
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu is a fourth degree black belt, four time no gi world champion and also the 2013 ADCC Absolute Submission Wrestling World champion. “Cyborg” currently owns and operates Fight Sports in Miami, Florida. He talked about living in…
35 - Can YOU do it? | Roy Dean Academy founder Roy Dean
Jan 20, 2019 • 53 min
Roy Dean is a third degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he also holds black belts in Judo, Aikido and Japanese Jiu-jitsu. He is the founder of Roy Dean Academy, which includes a network of academies around the world. Roy talked about being a life…
34 - Some times You’re the Hammer, Some times You’re the Nail | Digitsu Co-Founder Charlie Liu
Jan 13, 2019 • 75 min
Charlie is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he is the co-founder of digitsu, a multi-platform video instructional company that serves the jiu-jitsu community. Charlie shared about his struggles with time management, perfectionism and the importance of…
33 - You Reap What You Sow | Cutting Edge BJJ Founder Josef Manuel
Jan 6, 2019 • 67 min
Josef Manuel is a third degree black belt under Robson Moura, the owner of Cutting Edge BJJ and the creator of Choke Lab. He talked about Personal Growth in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of always helping others and he also shared the concept: “Planters are…
32 - The Way of The Warrior | Valente Brothers Co-Founder Pedro Valente
Dec 30, 2018 • 77 min
Pedro Valente is the co-founder of the Valente Brothers along with his brothers Gui and Joaquim. Pedro’s father, Pedro Valente, Sr., received his Red Belt directly from Helio Gracie. He talked about the importance of Mentorship, Jiu-Jitsu Philosophy, and…
31 - Finding Your True Path | Mastermind BJJ founder Elliott Bayev
Dec 23, 2018 • 51 min
Elliot Bayev is a first-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the owner of OpenMat mixed martial arts in Toronto, Canada. He also runs Mastermind BJJ - Private BJJ Training And Retreats for Entrepreneurs. Elliot talked about the correlation between…
30 - Concussions in Jiu-Jitsu | Founder of BJJ United Jared Weiner
Dec 16, 2018 • 48 min
Jared Weiner is a 4thdegree Black Belt and he is the owner and head instructor of BJJ United, a school in Philadelphia he founded in 2002. He talks about dealing with this challenging experience of post-concussion syndrome that can happen to anyone…
29 - Developing Your Beginner’s Mind | Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood Co-Founder Nic Gregoriades
Dec 9, 2018 • 67 min
Nic Gregoriades is a 3rd degree black belt who holds the honor of being the first person Roger Gracie promoted to black belt. He is the co-founder of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood and the author of The Black Belt Blueprint. Nic mentioned about the importance…
28 - Taking Your Authenticity To Another Level | Vitaco Health Group President Matt Huttner
Dec 2, 2018 • 52 min
Matt Huttner is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the President of Vitaco Health Group. He talked about how executions trumps strategy, the importance of believing in your self and he also shared a tool that helps people better understand…
27 - The Power Law in Entrepreneurship | Gruvi CEO Ben Johnson
Nov 25, 2018 • 61 min
Ben Johnson is a brown belt in BJJ and the CEO of Gruvi, a digital marketing agency based out of Denmark. Ben talked about how helpful it is having the staff take Personality tests to maximize their capabilities. He also talked about scheduling time to…
26 - Taking Ownership of Your Business | Kountermove Co-Founder Brian Knapp
Nov 18, 2018 • 61 min
Brian Knapp is a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Ralph Gracie and he is the co-founder of Kountermove Fantasy MMA. He talked about self-control, personal responsibility and taking ownership. Check out my Final Thoughts from the interview at 0:52:37 where I…
25 - Submitting the Mental Health Stigma | Nonprofit Submit the Stigma Founder Erin Herle
Nov 11, 2018 • 78 min
Erin Herle is a BJJ black belt under Rubens Charles (Cobrinha) and she is the founder of#submitthestigma, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and awareness campaign within the jiu-jitsu community that promotes education, discussion and support for…
24 - Developing Your Growth Mindset | Nonprofit Higher Ground Founder Jansen Azarias
Nov 4, 2018 • 74 min
Jansen Azarias is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and the founder of the nonprofit organization Higher Ground that since 2011 has offered judo, jiu jitsu and personal development classes in its after-school program for youth in an underprivileged areas of…
23 - Think Big Act Small | Complete M.A. Founder AJ Scales
Oct 28, 2018 • 105 min
AJ Scales, who won 2017 IBJJF Master 3 World Championship, is a Canadian black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Wagney Fabiano from Nova Uniao. He owns and operates Complete Martial Arts and Fitness, located in Regina, Saskatchewan’s, and he is the main tournament…
22 - Macro Patience Micro Speed | Adaptogen Science CEO Viktor Doria
Oct 21, 2018 • 80 min
Viktor is a 4th Degree black belt in jiu-jitsu and he is the co-founder and Vice President of Adaptogen Science, a sports supplement company. He won the Masters World Championship in 2016 & 2017 along with winning double gold medal at the Pan Am…
21 - Overcoming the struggles of Entrepreneurship |Proven CEO Pablo Fuentes
Oct 14, 2018 • 51 min
Pablo is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is the Founder and CEO of Proven, a leading small business hiring platform and content hub. He also hosts Small Business War Stories, a weekly podcast where he interviews small business owners and operators. Pablo…
20 - Control The Controllable | Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coach John Baker
Oct 7, 2018 • 91 min
John Baker is a former professional baseball player who spent seven years in the major leagues. John is a blue belt in jiu-jitsu and he is the Mental Skills Coach for the Chicago Cubs. A large part of John’s work is teaching mindfulness and meditation…
19 - What is the worst case scenario? | Re.flex CEO Camil Moldoveanu
Sep 30, 2018 • 66 min
Camil Moldoveanu is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Re.flex, which is a motion trackable wearable device that assists in guiding patients with their rehabilitation process. Re.flex allows doctors to track patients progress…
18 - Honor The Struggle | Prologel CEO David George
Sep 23, 2018 • 45 min
David George is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, a serial entrepreneur and inventor with a passion for innovation in the field of neuroscience and physical rehabilitation. He is the CEO of ProloGel, a topical gel used for pain and inflammation that utilizes a…
17 - Consistency is the Key to Success | 3x Black Belt World Champion Vitor “Shaolin”
Sep 16, 2018 • 75 min
Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. Vitor is a 5th degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, owner of two very successful schools in New Jersey and in New York City and also the promoter of the successful Big Apple BJJ Tournaments in New York. During his impressive BJJ career…
1st Annual Live Jiu-Jitsu Fundraiser with Gustavo Dantas | LJJ Update #1
Sep 13, 2018 • 7 min
The 1st Annual Live Jiu-Jitsu Fundraiser is going to take place in Tempe, Arizona on September 29thof 2018. http://livejiu-jitsu.org/fundraiser/ LIVE JIU-JITSU is a 501 c3 Nonprofit Organization that supports social projects currently in Brazil and the…
16 - Stop Being an Employee, Be an Owner | Nonprofit Skate after school co-founder Bobby Green
Sep 9, 2018 • 44 min
Bobby Green is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and the co-founder of the non-profit organization Skate after school. He also is the CEO of Pyramid Country, a skateboard company that sells a line of accessories and apparel, and he is the owner of Go Green…
15 - Feel the fear and do it anyway! | Martial Arts Nation CEO Ricardo Liborio
Sep 2, 2018 • 68 min
Ricardo Liborio is a 6th degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a former IBJJF Adult Black Belt World Champion. Liborio is one of the original co-founders of Brazilian Top Team and American Top Team, and currently he is the CEO of Martial Arts Nation.…
14 - Turning the negative into a positive | AFP Marketing director Mikey Gomez
Aug 26, 2018 • 48 min
Mikey Gomez is a black belt from Gracie Barra, an entrepreneur and Marketing Director at Axianta Financial Partners. A former MMA fighter with over thirty fights, today Mikey is a leader and a motivational speaker who is passionate about helping his…
13 - Don’t put people on a pedestal! | Nonprofit Guardian Gym founder Ben Kovacs
Aug 19, 2018 • 56 min
Ben Kovacs is the founder of Guardian, a 501c3 dedicated to providing kids in Oakland CA free boxing and BJJ after-school every day. They opened their doors about 2.5 years ago and today have over 160 kids training 100% for free and 250 paying adult…
12 - Chase your passion, not your pension | Smoothcomp CEO Richard Carneborn
Aug 12, 2018 • 38 min
Richard Carneborn is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the general manager for the Nacka Doja, which is Sweden’s largest martial arts academy, and also a martial arts tournament promoter since 2000. Richard is the co-founder of Smooth…
11 - Age is just a number | Former Bold Energy CEO Joseph Castillo
Aug 5, 2018 • 55 min
Joseph Castillo is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Bastos who started training at the age of 55. He has competed in all belt levels and age groups and now in 2018 he is 61 years old and still going strong! Joe is the former CEO of Bold Energy, a…
10 - What can YOU do? | IBJJF Hall of famer Robson Moura
Jul 29, 2018 • 57 min
Robson Moura is a 5x IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and was also inducted in the IBJJF Hall of Fame. He owns and operates the Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Tampa, Florida, where he also created one of the fastest growing and most respected…
9 - Define your success | Zenith BJJ Co-founder Robert Drysdale
Jul 22, 2018 • 63 min
Robert Drysdale is the owner of Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas and he is the co-founder of the Zenith BJJ Association, which has a total of 125 affiliate schools in 25 countries. Robert is the 2005 IBJJF Black Belt Heavy weight World Champion and the…
8 - Fail your way to success | NextGen BJJ CEO Jorge Britto
Jul 16, 2018 • 64 min
Jorge Britto is a 3rd degree black belt, the co-founder of Jiu-jitsu for Life Team and the CEO and founder of NextGen BJJ, a Canadian BJJ Association that host’s tournaments in four provinces in Canada.
EP7 - The right moment is now! Tap Cancer Out CEO Jon Thomas
Jul 9, 2018 • 58 min
Jon Thomas is the founder and Executive Director of Tap Cancer Out, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes and empowers the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community to raise awareness and funds for cancer-fighting organizations. Joe is a brown belt and active BJJ…
EP6 – Obsessed for success | IBJJF Hall of famer Bernardo Faria
Jul 2, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome to episode 6! Bernardo Faria is a four-time IBJJF black belt adult World champion, he is in the IBJJF Hall of fame, and he is also the co-founder of www.bjjfanatics.com which is one of the fastest growing jiu-jitsu libraries in the world.
EP5 - Let your irritations inspire you | Origin USA CEO Pete Roberts
Jun 22, 2018 • 50 min
Welcome to episode 5. Today’s guest is Pete Roberts. Pete is a BJJ black belt and the founder of Origin USA. Origin has a 20,000-foot factory in Maine that produces an entire line of products not just jiu-jitsu gi’s. Origin also sells supplements via…
EP4 – Personal responsibility in entrepreneurship | GB Head of Development Flavio Almeida
Jun 15, 2018 • 60 min
Today’s guest is Flavio Almeida. Flavio, who is a World-class competitor, is a 4th degree black belt in jiu-jitsu under Carlos Gracie, Jr. He is the Head of Development for Gracie Barra, the largest organization in the world, and also run several Gracie…
EP3 – The morning rituals of successful entrepreneurs | Former UFC Fighter Tim Credeur
Jun 6, 2018 • 68 min
In this Episode 03 you will hear the interview with the former UFC fighter Tim Credeur. Tim is a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt, a successful entrepreneur, consultant and the owner of seven gyms in Louisiana.
EP2 – Authenticity in Entrepreneurship | Fight2Win CEO Seth Daniels
May 29, 2018 • 54 min
In this Episode 02 you will hear the interview with Fight2Win’s CEO, Seth Daniels. From Denver, Colorado. Seth is a bjj black belt and the mind behind one of the fastest growing jiu-jitsu promotions in the World, Fight2Win.
EP1 – Sharpening your mind for success | Shoyoroll CEO Vince Quitugua
May 29, 2018 • 63 min
In this Episode 01 you will hear the interview with Shoyoroll’s CEO, Vince Quitugua. Originally from Guam, now living in Los Angeles, Vince is a bjj black belt and also the creative director of one the most influential brands in the jiu-jitsu industry,…
EP0 – About Gustavo Dantas & the podcast
May 24, 2018 • 17 min
In this Intro Episode 00 you will hear about my background and the mission behind The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast. Subscribe to www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com and receive for FREE the e-book version of my book “Launching your BJJ Competition Journey after…