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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 124 – Todd Fox | Owner of Tour Protection

By Gustavo Dantas | June 13, 2021 |

Todd is a 3rd-degree black belt, who has trained under Rodrigo Vaghi. He is also a former Marine who has spent his career in executive protection, with his company Tour Protection, which provides world-class protection services to celebrities and VIPs. He is the author of the book “Protection for and from Humanity”. Here is the…

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EP 123 – Aaron Benzrihem | BJJ Fanatics Senior Product Manager

By Gustavo Dantas | June 1, 2021 |

Aaron Benzrihem is a black belt in jiu-jitsu under the four-time world champion Bernardo Faria. He has a long entrepreneurial career which has included such ventures as, The Jiu-Jitsu, Gainesville Digital Agency, and Rise K9 Training. For the last seven years, he has worked for Fanatics, LLC. And has been part of the growth of…

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EP# 122 Elliott Bayev | Co-author of Sales Jiu-Jitsu

By Gustavo Dantas | May 21, 2021 |

Welcome to episode 122, Today we have Elliot Bayev. Elliott is a returning guest to the podcast first appearing on Episode 31 published on December 23, 2018.Elliot is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the owner OpenMat mixed martial arts in Toronto. Since he last appeared on the podcast he has written a…

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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...