Posts by Gustavo Dantas

EP 55 – Become Obsessed With Your Passion | BJJ Commentator Riccardo Ammendolia

Riccardo Ammendolia is a first-degree black belt from the Mendes Brothers and a jiu-jitsu competition commentator since 2009. He talked about pursuing his passion for promoting jiu-jitsu, not only with teaching but especially with commentating tournaments. And my takeaway came when I asked him what advice would he give to someone who is pursuing a…

EP 54 – The Hustler’s Mindset | Braus Fight Founder Renato Santos

Renato Santos is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and the owner Braus fight a BJJ gi company that also offers lifestyle apparel based in Australia. He talked about the importance of giving back, and Renato is walking the walk with his program “Rolling for a Reason”, an initiative to support underprivileged or disabled children, teens…

EP 53 – It’s Not About You! | Mighty Oaks Foundation Founder Chad Robichaux

Chad Robichaux is a third-degree black belt, former MMA pro fighter and a former Force Recon Marine who served eight deployments in Afghanistan. He is the president and founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization serving the military community He shared his struggles with PTSD that inspired him to create the Mighty Oaks…

EP 52 – There is No Glory Without Sacrifice | Ares BJJ Co-Founder Samir Chantre

Samir Chantre is a third-degree black belt, 3-time IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, and the co-founder of Ares BJJ Association. He shared his struggles about running his school, he talked a lot about perseverance, and mentioned the best advice he has ever received “There is no glory without sacrifice.”, which inspired the title of this podcast.…

EP 51 – Stroke From Chokes | Nova Gyms Co-Owner Chris Martin

Chris Martin is the owner of two academies called Nova Gyms In Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main reason why he was interviewed on the podcast was not because of his business, but for the intention of bringing awareness to the jiu-jitsu community about a very delicate and rare topic, stroke from chokes, since in 2017, he…