Posts by Gustavo Dantas

EP 65 – Developing Your Mental Fortitude | Dr. Yasi Fit Founder Yasi Pujols

Yasi Pujols is a purple belt under Pablo Silva and has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. Yasi works with BJJ athletes to overcome anxiety and performance nerves. This episode we talked a little bit more about Jiu-Jitsu then usual, she shared her competition experiences and dealing with performance…

EP 64 – Psychology of Champions | IBJJF Hall of Fame Lucas Lepri

Lucas Lepri is a nine-time black belt World Champion(Gi & No-Gi) who is in the Hall of Fame of the IBJJF. He talked about the struggles of balancing being a professional athlete, a husband, and father, and a business owner. During the interview, he mentioned that after he won his first black belt World title…

EP 63 – Focusing On The Process | Brazil 021 Co-Founder Andre Terencio

Andre Terencio is a fourth-degree black belt Andre Terencio, the co-founder of Brazil-021 School of Jiu-Jitsu, with multiple locations in the U.S, Canada, and Brazil, he is also the co-founder of the Brazil-021 Social Project. He shared the importance of persistence and practice in everything you do, he shared a couple of success stories from…

EP 62 – Be Committed To Your Vision | IBJJF Black Belt World Champion Mahamed Aly

Mahamed Aly is an IBJJF Black Belt Adult World Champion Gi & No-Gi. He shared the early days of his career, the challenge of balancing the life of a professional athlete while building his personal brand and spending time with his family. During the interview, the word commitment popped up a few times, which inspired…

EP 61 – Making a business partnership work | DDn’Co Lifestyle Co-owner Andre “Dedeco” Almeida

Andre “Dedeco” Almeida is a fifth-degree black belt serial entrepreneur. Besides being the co-owner of the New England United BJJ Team, he is the co-founder of Origin USA, along with Pete Roberts, our guest from episode number five, and MOST recently the co-owner of DDn’Co LifeStyle Clothing Brand. He shared his early days teaching in…