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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#129 Nick Hoekstra | Jiu-Jitsu & Disabilities: Visual Impairment

By Gustavo Dantas | September 9, 2021 |

Nicholas Hoekstra is a purple belt under Trevor Rivers as well as a black belt in Judo. He received his Judo black belt in 2011 from former World Champion Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki while attending the International Budo University in Katsuura, Japan. Nick, who is visually impaired, is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Special Education at the…

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EP# 128 Andre Motta | Black Belt 5th Degree & Instructor at Vitor Shaolin BJJ

By Gustavo Dantas | August 30, 2021 |

Andre Motta is a 5th Black Belt under Andre Pederneiras. He has had an extensive competition career as he ascended through the belts, medaling in almost every major tournament. Today, Andre is an instructor at Vitor Shaolin’s academy in New Jersey. Gustavo Dantas Itunes – Google Plus – Spotify –…

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EP 127 James Clingerman | Owner of Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

By Gustavo Dantas | July 19, 2021 |

James Clingerman is a 3rd-degree black belt under Anibal Braga. He spends the vast majority of his time teaching at two different schools in Indiana, Endurance BJJ in Zionsville and the Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Greenwood. James also owns and operates The Fight Hub which is one of the Internet’s top resources for online…

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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...