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 137 – Christina Houck |Nonprofit Organization A New Grip Co-founder

By Gustavo Dantas | March 16, 2023 |

Today, I interviewed the jiu-jitsu black belt Christina Houck, the co-founder of the nonprofit organization A New Grip, along with Samantha Glenn. The Mission of A New Grip is to help sexually exploited individuals and human trafficked survivors regain their lives and find their inner peace again using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a form of therapy…

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EP 136 Calder Powers | Nonprofit Guardian Project Executive Director

By Gustavo Dantas | March 7, 2023 |

Calder Powers is the Executive Director of Guardian Project. Calder grew up in Oakland, California, where he faced numerous challenges during high school. Struggling with low self-esteem and depression, he turned to alcohol and drugs to escape his unhappiness. However, everything changed when he tried his first Jiu-Jitsu class during his senior year. Calder was…

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“Unbreakable Spirit: The Inspiring Journey of Zac Bighorn – Overcoming Adversity with Gratitude and Determination”

By Gustavo Dantas | February 23, 2023 |

The GDT #7 is dedicated to Zac Bighorn, a jiu-jitsu athlete who, at the age of 38, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. Despite the news, Zac continued to train and compete, inspiring his family and friends with his unbreakable spirit, determination, and gratitude. Even when he was weak and told he had only months to live, Zac signed up for tournaments and won matches and tournaments. The message of Zac’s journey is to be grateful for your time on earth, never give up, and pursue your passions with determination and purpose.

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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...