Mental Skills Training
Introduction to Mental Skills Training Seminar: A Guide to Maximizing your Potential and Success
Featuring Gustavo Dantas
Do you have a hard time transferring all your hard work from practice to the competition mat?
Do you feel anxious prior to and during competition because you don’t want to disappoint your coach, team mates, friends, and family?
The MST Seminar will give you the tools to help you perform to the best of your ability and tap into your full potential in Jiu-Jitsu and life.
What is MST? There are many specific mental skills that contribute to our success in Jiu-Jitsu and other areas of our lives. Psychological skills can help an athlete to make adjustments to their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that will help them to perform to the best of their ability, maximize their success, and tap into their full potential.
MST refers to a systematic and consistent practice of Mental Skills Training with the purpose of:
Gaining greater self-satisfaction
“This sounds good, but I’m not trying to become a World champion or anything. I have a full time job, wife, and kids.”
You don’t need to be a Black belt, World champion in order to become successful. You could be a 40-year-old White belt, competing for the first time in a local tournament. What do these two athletes have in common? Both are trying to be the best they can be according to their limitations, commitment, time, and physical ability.
The MST Seminar will discuss the fundamentals, principles, and techniques necessary to allow you to tap into your full potential. Some of the topics will include:
The importance of taking action
How to increase self-confidence
The Triple P (Pain & Pleasure Principle)
Introduction to MST (Mental Skills Training)
Mental preparation is widely underestimated in the Jiu-Jitsu community; Gain an edge over your competition. Get out of your comfort zone and work towards victory.
About the Speaker
Gustavo Dantas is a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the world renowned team, Nova Uniao. With over 15 years of coaching experience and being a World Class competitor with International experience, Gustavo has competed in tournaments in Brazil, United States, Japan and United Arab Emirates, including his most recent accomplishment, the 2012 U.S. National Jiu-Jitsu Champion at the Black Belt/Feather/Senior 1 division and the 2012 World Champion at the Black Belt/Feather/Senior 1 division. A motivational speaker, certified Mental & Fitness Coach with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Gustavo left Brazil in 1999 with three thousand dollars, 2 bags, and one teenage dream: to have his own 100% Jiu-Jitsu academy and make his living through the passion of his life, Jiu-Jitsu. The Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established on March 6th, 2012, re-enforcing the statement, “Believe in your dreams. Hard work pays off”.
Gustavo was the Jiu-Jitsu coach of the Mixed Martial Arts Gym, Arizona Combat Sports for eleven years, where he achieved his 2-0 MMA Record. During that time, Gustavo started the mission of promoting Jiu-Jitsu in the State of Arizona, becoming the vice-president of the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and turning a small, 40 competitor, “in-house” tournament in 2001 to an impressive 705 competitors in 2011, helping Arizona to be recognized as one of the Jiu-Jitsu power houses in the United States, where he produced over 20 World Championship medalists.
Well respected in the Jiu-Jitsu community as well as a great competitor, coach, and human being, Gustavo continues to build champions on the mat and in life in Arizona and he hopes to spread out his coaching philosophy to more Jiu-Jitsu practitioners for years to come.
In the Press
Check out some of Gustavo Dantas’ press releases on Mental Skills Training:
Jiu-Jitsu Magazine (February/2013) 4-page article
Jits. Mag (December/2012) 3-page article
Full article available for free at http://jitsmagazine.com/magazine
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