IBJJF Hall of Famer Bernardo Faria on BJJ Mental Coach Podcast
Five time world champion and IBJJF Hall of Fame member, Bernardo Faria was recently a guest on the BJJ Mental Coach Podcast, hosted by legendary black belt Gustavo Dantas. This podcast is just one of Gustavo’s many projects to help BJJ athletes, students and fans by sharing idea on and around mental coaching and entrepreneurship. This is a great podcast that any fan of BJJ or business should check out.
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In episode 6, BJJ Mental Coach Podcast listeners get to hear Bernardo’s story of his first introduction to BJJ and his struggles as a young man trying to live up to his father’s and family’s expectations regarding his career. With two highly successful older brothers, it was expected that Bernardo should attend college and follow in their footsteps taking on a more traditional career, but it was his love of jiu jitsu that steered him ultimately to Sao Paolo and Fabio Gurgel who gave him some of the most important advice of his life. This being the same advice he would give to young athletes and competitors today. You will need to listen to the podcast to hear it!
You will also hear the story of BJJ Fanatics and the lessons that BJJ gave Bernardo to make himself not only a successful online entrepreneur but also have helped shape his new academy in Massachusetts. For Bernardo the beauty of jiu jitsu is the fact that it so closely replicates life.
During the podcast, Gustavo mentions one of his students Sarah Black who had recently won a silver medal in the worlds at the age of 36 and how she took advantage of Bernardo’s Pressure Passing instructionals to study and advance her knowledge of the position. You can do the same by checking out his Pressure Passing Encyclopedia available here!