Posts by Gustavo Dantas

EP 34 – Some times You’re the Hammer, Some times You’re the Nail | Digitsu Co-Founder Charlie Liu

  Charlie is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he is the co-founder of digitsu, a multi-platform video instructional company that serves the jiu-jitsu community. Charlie shared about his struggles with time management, perfectionism and the importance of continuous learning, which inspired the title of the podcast “Some times you’re the hammer, some times you’re…

EP 33 – You Reap What You Sow | Cutting Edge BJJ Founder Josef Manuel

Josef Manuel is a third degree black belt under Robson Moura, the owner of Cutting Edge BJJ and the creator of Choke Lab. He talked about Personal Growth in Jiu-Jitsu, the importance of always helping others and he also shared the concept: “Planters are reapers”. He mentioned how he listened to the late motivational speaker…

EP 32 – The Way of The Warrior | Valente Brothers Co-Founder Pedro Valente

Pedro Valente is the co-founder of the Valente Brothers along with his brothers Gui and Joaquim. Pedro’s father, Pedro Valente, Sr., received his Red Belt directly from Helio Gracie. He talked about the importance of Mentorship, Jiu-Jitsu Philosophy, and the Valente Brothers 753 Code’s connection with the way of the warrior Check out my Final…

EP 31 – Finding Your True Path | Mastermind BJJ founder Elliott Bayev

Elliot Bayev is a first-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the owner of OpenMat mixed martial arts in Toronto, Canada. He also runs Mastermind BJJ – Private BJJ Training And Retreats for Entrepreneurs. Elliot talked about the correlation between the growth mindset and jiu-jitsu. He also talked about Burn out and optimism, and my main take away…

EP 30 – Concussions in Jiu-Jitsu | Founder of BJJ United Jared Weiner

Jared Weiner is a 4thdegree Black Belt and he is the owner and head instructor of BJJ United, a school in Philadelphia he founded in 2002. He talks about dealing with this challenging experience of post-concussion syndrome that can happen to anyone training, and he also shared his struggles from the early days as a…