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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 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 the Chicagoland…

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EP 113 – The Journey is the Reward | FOYA BJJ Academy owner Larry Glines

By Gustavo Dantas | November 21, 2020 |

Welcome episode 113. I’m your host, Gustavo Dantas and today we have Larry Glines. Larry is a black belt under Robert Drysdale; he owns and operates The Fountain of Youth (FOYA) BJJ Academy located in St. Augustine, Florida. Larry talked about his transition from being a successful burned-out businessman with his plumbing business to a…

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EP 112 – Little Victory’s build into Big Victory’s | SKBJJ Owner James Puopolo

By Gustavo Dantas | November 7, 2020 |

Welcome to episode 112 I’m your host Gustavo Dantas and today we have the third-degree black belt and IBJJF Adult World No-Gi Champion James Puoplolo. He is the owner and head instructor at SKBJJ in Oregon. It was a great conversation, James talked about his early days competing, teaching and training with his jiu-jitsu mentor…

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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...