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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 116 – Sean Downie | Owner of Lotus Fight and Fitness Club AZ

By Gustavo Dantas | February 15, 2021 |

Sean Downie is a first degree black belt and the owner of Lotus Fight and Fitness Club in Peoria, Arizona. He is the Lotus Club USA West Coast Ambassador. He shares his jiu-jitsu journey, the decision to open up a business and make a living with his passion.Gustavo Itunes – Plus –

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EP 115 – Ethan Kreiswirth | Owner of Kreiswirth Sports Medicine Systems

By Gustavo Dantas | January 31, 2021 |

Ethan Kreiswirth is a jiu-jitsu black belt and the owner of Kreiswirth Sports Medicine Systems, which oversees medical handling for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federations and has provided medical coverage for BJJ events since the mid-1990s. Ethan earned his PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Currently, he is…

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EP 114 – Thomas Rodzynski | Owner of ROL Jiu-jitsu Academy

By Gustavo Dantas | January 16, 2021 |

Thomas Rodzynski is a second-degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a black belt in judo. In 2015 he opened ROL Jiu-Jitsu academy in Orland Park, Illinois.  He did this while maintaining a job, getting married and having two children. Thomas left corporate life in 2017 and has built ROL into one of the fastest-growing Jiu-Jitsu academies in…

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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...