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EP#129 Nick Hoekstra | Jiu-Jitsu & Disabilities: Visual Impairment

Nicholas Hoekstra is a purple belt under Trevor Rivers as well as a black belt in Judo. He received his Judo black belt in 2011 from former World Champion Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki while attending the International Budo University in Katsuura, Japan. Nick, who is visually impaired, is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Special Education at the…

EP# 128 Andre Motta | Black Belt 5th Degree & Instructor at Vitor Shaolin BJJ

Andre Motta is a 5th Black Belt under Andre Pederneiras. He has had an extensive competition career as he ascended through the belts, medaling in almost every major tournament. Today, Andre is an instructor at Vitor Shaolin’s academy in New Jersey. Gustavo Dantas www.jiujitsutribe.org www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com Itunes – https://tinyurl.com/y45kymp4 Google Plus – https://tinyurl.com/ydetberf Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/4wxs83y3…

EP 127 James Clingerman | Owner of Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

James Clingerman is a 3rd-degree black belt under Anibal Braga. He spends the vast majority of his time teaching at two different schools in Indiana, Endurance BJJ in Zionsville and the Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Greenwood. James also owns and operates The Fight Hub which is one of the Internet’s top resources for online…

EP 126 Henry Akins | Founder of Hidden Jiu-Jitsu

Henry Akins moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and began training, achieving his black belt in 2004, becoming the third black belt promoted by Rickson Gracie. He is currently sharing his knowledge via his website Hidden Jiu-Jitsu and his YouTube channel Hidden Jiu-Jitsu where he has recently started “Mat Chats” in which Henry hopes to…

EP 125 – Greg McLarty | Owner of Control Physical Therapy

Greg McLarty is a jiu-jitsu purple belt, physical therapist, and owner of Control Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He earned his Doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2016, and founded his business in 2019, with a goal to help active adults maintain their ability to participate in sports. Although he helps people maintain all activities,…