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 145 – Optimizing your life | Unfair Advantage Performance owner Watus Cooper

By Gustavo Dantas | May 12, 2024 |

Watus Cooper, founder of Unfair Advantage Performance (UAP) in Tempe, Arizona, brings a wealth of experience as a former D1 Track Athlete and strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arizona. As a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, he understands the importance of holistic wellness. At UAP, they offer a comprehensive suite of services aimed at optimizing health, from cold plunges and infrared saunas to massage therapy and corrective exercise. Their mission is to empower individuals to become the healthiest, happiest, and most optimized versions of themselves, making Watus the perfect guest for an episode titled “Optimizing Your Life.”

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EP 144 – Transform your life | Ares East Mesa BJJ Owner Alex Martinez

By Gustavo Dantas | April 26, 2024 |

Alex Martinez, 51 years old, 1st-degree black belt, host of the podcast The BJJ Foxcast, and owner of Ares East Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. We talked about starting late in jiu-jitsu at 40 years old and transforming his personal and professional life to pursue his passion almost ten years later. If you’re listening to the audio version,…

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EP 143 – Ray Freeman | One Community JJ Club Founder

By Gustavo Dantas | September 28, 2023 |

Meet Ray Freeman, a purple belt in Jiu-jitsu and One Community Jiu-jitsu Club leader in Kansas City, a donation-based program. Instead of standard monthly memberships or contracts, Ray fosters a sense of community by allowing individuals to contribute what they can, making Jiujitsu accessible to those who might otherwise be excluded. Ray’s inspiration to establish…

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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...