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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!

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 105 – Working to Live or Living to Work? Tiger Rock Martial Arts Owner Steve Snyder

    EP 105 – Working to Live or Living to Work? Tiger Rock Martial Arts Owner Steve Snyder

    Welcome to episode 105, I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Steve Snyder. He a 3rd degree black belt under Robson Moura and currently owns and operates Tiger Rock Martial Arts in High Point, North Carolina.


    He shared the early days of his entrepreneurial career, implementing crosstraining in the 90's and my takeaway from the interview came when he talked about Work-Life balance, which inspired me to title the episode "Working to live or living to work?"


    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview when I expand on the topic and share an audio with you.


    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)


    BOOKS:


    (https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Without-Risk-Charles-Givens/dp/0671619381/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UKTFT9BN7APB&dchild=1&keywords=wealth+without+risk+by+charles+givens&qid=1593388860&sprefix=Wealth+without%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-1)


    (https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Bed-Little-Things/dp/1455570249/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=make+your+own+bed+book+navy+seal&qid=1593388934&sr=8-1)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP 104 – Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal – Sparks Martial Arts Owner Kris Sparks

    EP 104 – Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal – Sparks Martial Arts Owner Kris Sparks

    Welcome to episode 104, I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Kris Sparks. Kris is a lifelong martial artist who has earned black belts in several different disciplines, including a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


    He is the owner of Sparks Martial Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. He talked about his challenging transition from the Corporate World to a full-time business owner.


    I appreciated, and you will appreciate, too, the fact Kris was very open about his health and his recovery from alcohol and drugs for 15 years. Now he speaks at rehabilitation and detox centers to help spread a message of hope.


    When I asked him about one of the best pieces of advice that he has ever received, his answer inspired me to title this episode "Life is not a dress rehearsal".


    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview, and I expand on the topic "Life is not a dress rehearsal.


    Stay tuned right after Jiu-Jitsu Tribe's message. OSS!


    Gustavo Dantas


    Book recommendations:


    (https://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16DQGR4N4AL5&dchild=1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese+book&qid=1592769626&sprefix=who+moved+my+cheese%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-1)


    (https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/1451639619/ref=sr_1_3?crid=17O2KZO226DFO&dchild=1&keywords=7+habits+of+highly+effective+people&qid=1592769721&sprefix=7+habits%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-3)


    (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=10x+rule+by+grant+cardone&crid=2HXGKBTL84IUK&sprefix=10x+%2Caps%2C213&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_4)


     

    • 1 hr
    GDT#6 - What got you here, will get you there?

    GDT#6 - What got you here, will get you there?

    • 4 min
    EP 103 – Life is a Competition | Bastos BJJ & Fitness Owner Bruno Bastos

    EP 103 – Life is a Competition | Bastos BJJ & Fitness Owner Bruno Bastos

    Today we have the 5th Degree Black belt Bruno Bastos. Bruno owns and operates Bastos BJJ and Fitness in Midland, Texas.


    It's really cool to have Bruno here since he is one of my best personal friends and I know his story very well. He is the most experienced competitor that I know. He has been competing, literally, non-stop for 30 years.


    He talked about the importance of being well prepared for tournaments, business, and all aspects of your life.


    My takeaway from the interview is that "Life is a Competition," which inspired me to title this episode the same.


    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview when I expand on the concept Life is Competition. Stay tuned right after jiu-jitsu tribe's message. OSS!


    Gustavo Dantas


    (http://www.jiujitsutribe.org)


    Book:


    (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0340728558/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3A88QRBX1LF2J&dchild=1&keywords=alex+ferguson+book&qid=1591577344&sprefix=Alex+Ferguson%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-3)


     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP 102 - CLOSED GUARD, The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil | Executive Producer Robert Drysdale

    EP 102 - CLOSED GUARD, The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil | Executive Producer Robert Drysdale

    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP#101 – The Mindset Is Everything | Fuji Mats VP Jimmy Pedro

    EP#101 – The Mindset Is Everything | Fuji Mats VP Jimmy Pedro

    Welcome to episode 101, I'm your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the 7th-degree black belt in judo Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy is a four-time U.S. Olympian and has won two Bronze Medals, one in 1996 the other in 2004. Jimmy owns and operates Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield, Mass. and is the President of Fuji Mats and Vice President of Hatashita/Fuji Sports.


     


    It was a great interview with many useful takeaways. He shared parts of his Olympic journey, and the mindset necessary to becoming an Olympic athlete. Incredible commitment.


     


    When I asked him about one of the best pieces of advice that he has ever received, his answer inspired me to title this episode: The Mindset is everything.


     


    Stick around for my final thoughts after the interview when I expand on this topic sharing with you a powerful Kobe Bryant audio. 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 37 min

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

DMS Lamorinda BJJ ,

The most well-rounded BJJ podcast I’ve found so far

I’ve caught the Brazilian jiu-jitsu bug, and Gustavo Dantas’ podcast is on the “must listen to” list. If you want to improve your BJJ, refine your emotional intelligences and improve your biz/career outcomes, this podcast is “the one.”
He recognizes that BJJ is all things to all people, and we share the journey. 💕

Though I’m a serious practitioner, I’ll never be competing for open division world championships- I started too late for that to be feasible, and that’s ok. However, I’ll be competing in “masters’ (over-30) competitions for a long time, and Gustavo’s podcast is helping me get there, in every sense. 🙏

LesQuatreRoses ,

Wonderful podcast for jiu jitsu and life

I love this podcast. It's the perfect synthesis of jiu jitsu and personal development. I study with Shaolin in New York, so started with the wonderful BJJ Mental Coach episode 17. I had reason to write to Professor Gustavo, and then he also recommended I listen to episode 32 with Pedro Valente. What a fabulous discussion. Now I am hooked. I love the discussions with the guests, the gems like the book recommendations, the discussions of best habits, and much more. Thank you, Gustavo, I will keep learning from you.

Big biy king ,

Yup

I watch this when I’m done with the Misfits podcast

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