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Why do my kids and I train Jiu-jitsu? (VIDEO)

Why do my kids and I train Jiu-jitsu? (VIDEO)

How does Jiu-Jitsu impact YOUR life? GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy student, Robert Graham, started training five years ago when he was 42 years old, and in this video, recorded right after class on INSTAGRAM @GDJJACADEMY LIVE, he shares with you the impact of jiu-jitsu as a personal development tool for him and his kids. Robert is […]


2019 ORIGIN USA IMMERSION CAMP REVIEW

2019 ORIGIN USA IMMERSION CAMP REVIEW

Jocko Willink, Gustavo & Dean Lister 2019 ORIGIN USA IMMERSION CAMP REVIEW The audio version of the review is available at www.thebjjmentalcoachpodcast.com By Gustavo Dantas Have you ever pictured how an adult Jiu-Jitsu theme park would look like to you? If you love jiu-Jitsu, how does this scenario look to you? You wake up at […]


The Four “D”s of Success in Jiu-Jitsu & Life

The Four “D”s of Success in Jiu-Jitsu & Life

Robson Moura, Gustavo Dantas & Vitor “Shaolin” The Four “D”s of Success.   What does success mean to you? On September 12th, 2015, I had the opportunity to travel to UK to be a spectator and coach at the Polaris Professional League in Cardiff, Wales and watch a very successful event. Polaris is a European […]


Are you struggling to be your best self on the competition mat?

Are you struggling to be your best self on the competition mat?

By Gustavo Dantas How many times have you felt frustrated and disappointed after a match, because you knew that you could have done so much better than what you have showed? You probably kept telling yourself: “That was not me there, I didn’t perform the way I practiced, I’m so much better than that!”Most likely without even realizing, […]


Bouncing back from injuries in Jiu-Jitsu

Bouncing back from injuries in Jiu-Jitsu

Bouncing back from injuries   Imagine that you are at the top of your competition game. You’re getting positive results and everything is cruising along, when suddenly you break your hand, whether in competition or training…You might start thinking: “I won’t be able to perform/train in the sport that I love, this sucks, a minor […]


WHAT STOPS YOU FROM TRAINING JIU JITSU?

WHAT STOPS YOU FROM TRAINING JIU JITSU?

By Kanani Guerra Have you ever invited a friend to try Jiu Jitsu? Many people are wary of trying a class. Here are a few of the most common reasons (or excuses) that we hear from those who haven’t tried Jiu Jitsu. Check it out and read why these reasons shouldn’t stop you. Then find […]


The Psychology Of Jiu Jitsu

The Psychology Of Jiu Jitsu

You probably already know about all the physical benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how it’s a great self-defense technique but did you know that there’s a lot of psychology to it, too. I have clients in Tempe, Arizona that came in just for the exercise or self-defense element and found it also helped them […]


Nutrition Tips For Martial Arts

Nutrition Tips For Martial Arts

Whether you’re participating in a sport, doing body building or simply want to stay healthy, you need to eat nutritious foods. Your body is like any type of machine, but the difference is, you can’t go buy another when it fails. If you only had one car for life, you’d baby that one car like […]


There Are No Bad Positions In Jiu Jitsu

There Are No Bad Positions In Jiu Jitsu

You don’t have to specialize in any technique and can focus on getting good at them all or pick one and hone your skills dramatically. No one is better than another. You’ll find there are no bad positions in Jiu Jitsu if you’ve developed the skills. During a match or even a roll, it doesn’t […]


Make New Friends In BJJ

Make New Friends In BJJ

Working out by yourself in a gym is pretty lonely AND boring. It’s definitely not a place that’s conducive to making friends. Unless you go to the gym for years or go to the gym with friends, it can be pretty lonely. That’s because each person is working on his or her own individual goal […]