This podcast is dedicated to entrepreneurs, small business owners and/or aspiring entrepreneurs, who train jiu-jitsu and want to take their mindset to another level on and off the mat.


Every Monday, our guests, who also happen to train in jiu-jitsu, will share with you their failures, their successes, the mindset and habits of successful high-performers, plus provide valuable content on Entrepreneurship, Personal Development & BJJ that will help them during their entrepreneurial journey.

Latest Podcast Episodes

EP 147 Let your irritations inspire you | Jake Watson – Martial Arts Announcer/Commentator

By | June 25, 2024 |

Jake Watson is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Andre Maracaba, a Junior Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and a 3x Amateur Muay Thai National Champion. He is 26 and He has competed at the highest level of BJJ, being ranked #5 in the -88kgs Division on the FloGrappling Worldwide Black Belt Rankings.As a broadcaster,…

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EP 146 – Service to Others | NPO BJJKIDS.ORG co-founder Mike Mella

By Gustavo Dantas | May 24, 2024 |

Mike Mella is a 49-year-old published author and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt originally from Sweden and now based in Brazil. Mike shares his journey from discovering BJJ to co-founding BJJKIDS.ORG, a Non-profit organization transforming social projects in Rio’s impoverished communities. With a background in psychology and a deep connection to Brazilian culture, Mike brings unique insights into…

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EP 145 – Optimizing your life | Unfair Advantage Performance owner Watus Cooper

By Gustavo Dantas | May 12, 2024 |

Watus Cooper, founder of Unfair Advantage Performance (UAP) in Tempe, Arizona, brings a wealth of experience as a former D1 Track Athlete and strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arizona. As a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, he understands the importance of holistic wellness. At UAP, they offer a comprehensive suite of services aimed at optimizing health, from cold plunges and infrared saunas to massage therapy and corrective exercise. Their mission is to empower individuals to become the healthiest, happiest, and most optimized versions of themselves, making Watus the perfect guest for an episode titled “Optimizing Your Life.”

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About me and the podcast

Welcome to the BJJ Mental Coach podcast, I’m your host Gustavo Dantas. I am a 5th degree black belt in BJJ, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, the founder of the GD JJ academy in Tempe, AZ...