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The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast with Gustavo Dantas Gustavo Dantas: Jiu Jitsu Entrepreneur

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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!

    EP 111 - Don't overthink, just act! |Seeds 13 BJJ Academy owner Diego Almeida

    EP 111 - Don't overthink, just act! |Seeds 13 BJJ Academy owner Diego Almeida

    Welcome to episode 111, I'm your host Gustavo Dantas, and today we have jiu-jitsu black belt Diego Almeida.
    Diego is the owner and head instructor at Seeds 13 Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Angelo, TX.
    He shared his early days in Brazil and how jiu-jitsu gave him direction as a teenager. He also taked about the beginning of his journey in the United States, and when I asked him about a message that he likes to share with his students, his answer inspired me to title this episode "Don't overthink, just act!"
    Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 110 - Staying Dedicated | Camarillo Jiu-Jitsu Owner Daniel Camarillo

    EP 110 - Staying Dedicated | Camarillo Jiu-Jitsu Owner Daniel Camarillo

    Welcome to episode 110 I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Daniel Camarillo. Daniel is a 3rd degree black belt in Judo and a 4th degree black belt in jiu-jitsu. Daniel is the owner and head instructor at Camarillo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu located in Bakersfield, California.
    He shared about his early experiences competing in Judo; he started competing at the age 6, and how he talks with the parents about getting their kids involved with competitions.
    He shared the early days of training jiu-jitsu in the '90s in California, his journey until opening his school, and the dedication necessary to continue with your jiu-jitsu journey, which inspired me to title this episode Staying Dedicated.
    Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
    Itunes –  (https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4)
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    • 43 min
    EP 109 Formulas for Success | Fuji Gym Wakefield owner Travis Stevens

    EP 109 Formulas for Success | Fuji Gym Wakefield owner Travis Stevens

    Welcome to episode 109, today we have 3x Time Judo Olympian Travis Stevens. Travis is a judo & jiu-jitsu black belt and the owner of Fuji Gym in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
    Travis shared a little bit of his Judo competition journey and his competition mindset that took him to win the silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
    When I asked Travis about some of the biggest lessons he learned from Jimmy Pedro and his father, their Judo coaches, his answer inspired me to title this episode Formulas for Success.
    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview when I expand on the topic formulas for success. Stay tuned right after JJ Tribe's message. OSS!
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
    Itunes –  (https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4)
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP 108 - Winning Your Internal Battles | Foster BJJ owner James Foster

    EP 108 - Winning Your Internal Battles | Foster BJJ owner James Foster

    Welcome to episode 108 I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the fourth-degree black belt James Foster. James is the owner of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Kent, Washington.
    He shared his martial arts journey, some of his competition experiences, by the way, James is a 3x Black Belt Master World Champion.
    James is heavily involved with awareness campaigns and nonprofit organizations such as We Defy Foundation, Mission 22, Black Belts for butterflies and Jammin' BJJ.
    When I asked him how he prepared himself mentally for competitions, his answer inspired me to title this episode: Winning your internal battles.
    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview when I expand on the topic Winning your internal battles. Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!!
    Gustavo Dantas
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
    Itunes –  (https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4)
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    Resources:
    My social media and website info:
    Instagram and Twitter = @james300foster
    Facebook = facebook.com/james300foster (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2Fjames300foster&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423672464&sdata=%2BXvfW1yilJzHxAxL7asElHtiyGQnXMcbXrbFBO%2Finos%3D&reserved=0)
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    Academy website = fosterbjj.com (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffbjjonline.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423702444&sdata=Q5FjeebFi%2BzYXVBWdKEa1JGI5kbnLdQGQ6hRalaaqtc%3D&reserved=0)
    We Defy Foundation (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wedefyfoundation.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423622487&sdata=RQPjllulHE2zsNsit82NWHrDMMlv6Rb9fmEIw0xXXSY%3D&reserved=0)
    Mission 22 (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmission22.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423632483&sdata=%2BIdGg3XgyR971dAan8UoI%2FF%2Brbb4Oy5xlzxmO7LXZic%3D&reserved=0)
    Black Belts for Butterflies (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bb4bf.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423652479&sdata=fAuj4GZYoBwZ2vpn2gLmh%2BX35XqhT6LPtwzUki3%2BcZE%3D&reserved=0)
    Jammin BJJ Foundation (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjamminbjj&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf43cc092c3384a2de4d608d834d91efa%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637317454423652479&sdata=RpO73v1XkSVfKrQPayt1429%2Fp5G9H%2BfrbaHNU7a8l0I%3D&reserved=0)
    Flowing with the Go book...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP#107 - Put Your Reps In | Starks Transformational Coaching owner Cliff Starks

    EP#107 - Put Your Reps In | Starks Transformational Coaching owner Cliff Starks

    Welcome to episode 107 I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Clifford Starks, a former UFC and Bellator Fighter and a purple belt in jiu-jitsu
    He talked about his wrestling and MMA career, and my takeaway from the interview was when I asked him about his mindset towards entrepreneurship when he stopped fighting. His answer inspired me to title this episode "Put your reps in".
    After the interview, stick around for my final thoughts when I expand on the hedgehog principle from the book good to great, that Cliff shared with us.
    Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
    Itunes –  (https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4)
    Google Plus –  (https://tinyurl.com/ydetberf)
    Resources:
    (https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996/ref=sr_1_3?crid=588FDYQBYHFE&dchild=1&keywords=good+to+great+by+jim+collins&qid=1595186074&sprefix=good+to+%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-3)
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu1WZoikY5M)
     

    • 48 min
    EP#106 - If You Are Not Growing, You Are Receding | Carlson Gracie Temecula Owner Thomas Cronin

    EP#106 - If You Are Not Growing, You Are Receding | Carlson Gracie Temecula Owner Thomas Cronin

    Thomas Cronin is the owner of Carlson Gracie Temecula in California and an active competitor in the Black Belt masters division. Earlier this year he won the 2020 IBJJF European Championship.
     
    He talked about his choice of changing careers to work full time with jiu-jitsu, he also spoke about his struggles with balancing life and work and the lessons he learned from his previous business that applied to run his academy.
     
    My takeaway from the interview came when he said: "If you're not growing, you're receding", which inspired me to title this episode the same.
     
    Stick around for my final thougths after the interview when I expand on this topic. Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!
    Gustavo Dantas
    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org/)
    Itunes –  (https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4)
    Google Plus –  (https://tinyurl.com/ydetberf)

    • 1 hr 8 min

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