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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 108 – Winning Your Internal Battles | Foster BJJ owner James Foster

By Gustavo Dantas | August 2, 2020 |

Welcome to episode 108 I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the fourth-degree black belt James Foster. James is the owner of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Kent, Washington. He shared his martial arts journey, some of his competition experiences, by the way, James is a 3x Black Belt Master World Champion. James is…

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EP#107 – Put Your Reps In | Starks Transformational Coaching owner Cliff Starks

By Gustavo Dantas | July 19, 2020 |

Welcome to episode 107 I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have Clifford Starks, a former UFC and Bellator Fighter and a purple belt in jiu-jitsu He talked about his wrestling and MMA career, and my takeaway from the interview was when I asked him about his mindset towards entrepreneurship when he stopped fighting.…

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EP#106 – If You Are Not Growing, You Are Receding | Carlson Gracie Temecula Owner Thomas Cronin

By Gustavo Dantas | July 12, 2020 |

Thomas Cronin is the owner of Carlson Gracie Temecula in California and an active competitor in the Black Belt masters division. Earlier this year he won the 2020 IBJJF European Championship.   He talked about his choice of changing careers to work full time with jiu-jitsu, he also spoke about his struggles with balancing 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...