Posts by Gustavo Dantas

EP 73 – Hungry For Success | Brazil 021 Co-Founder Hannette Staack

Hannette Stack is an IBJJF Hall of Fame and Co-Founder of Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu. She talked about how jiu-jitsu teaches you how to become more resilient in life; we talked about the growth and the fixed mindset and my takeaway from the interview came when I asked her how was her mindset when…

EP 72 – Avoiding the “If Only” Mindset | Pendergrass MA Academy owners Guy & Rob Pendergrass

Guy and Rob Pendergrass are black belts from Gustavo Machado and they are co-owners and operators of the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts. This was the first time I interviewed two people at the same time, and I believe that you will enjoy this format. They shared their thirty years of Martial Arts experience, they…

EP 71 – Sharpening Your Skills For Security | BJJ Fanatics Co-founder Michael Zenga

Michael Zenga is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, and the co-founder of BJJ Fanatics, a premier source for instructional digital videos and DVDs in the world. I mentioned during the interview that it was the second time we talked about BJJ Fanatics in the Podcast. The first time was on episode number six…

EP 70 – Gritty Mindset | Jitz University Founder Cris Rodriguez

Cris Rodriguez is a 2nd-degree Black Belt. She is the co-owner of Gracie PAC MMA in Tampa, Florida, the founder of Jitz University 2.0 and the CEO of Gro Pro Digital Marketing agency. She talked about the imposter syndrome, the importance of finding a mentor that is living the life you want to live, and…

EP 69 – Balancing Perfectionism | Rolles Gracie Academy Owner Rolles Gracie

Rolles Gracie is a 4th degree Black Belt who owns and operates the Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge, New Jersey and he is the president of Kasai Elite Grappling Championships. He shared how jiu-jitsu is a tool that everyone could use in their lives and that he became a good problem solver because of…