Mental Preparation Crash Course

What if there was a pill that could take all the pre-tournament nervousness away, eliminate all the negative thoughts that have been holding you back so you could perform the same you way you practice at the academy. Is this something that you or any of your students would be interested in? 

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the pill doesn’t exist, but the good news is that with my Mental Skills Training/Personal Development Seminar “Mental Preparation Crash Course for BJJ Competitors”, we can help you to discover what might be holding you back from performing to the best of your ability and being your best self on the mat.

Let me ask you this, have you ever felt frustrated after a match because you knew that you could have done some much better than what you showed but unfortunately your nerves got the best of you? If you did, you know how frustrating that can be, but you’re not alone my friend. Welcome to the club!

I struggled with competition anxiety for a big part of my career. Even though I did accomplish good results, my performances were very inconsistent, and I couldn’t understand why. Finally in 2010 I decided start studying Mental Skills Training to find the root of the issue that was holding me back from being my best self not only on but off the mat as well, and deal with it. As I started to notice the improvements in my life, I decided to share with my students, eventually with the Arizona BJJ Community and now with the world.

In this crash course, besides sharing fundamentals, principals and concepts like the 3 Rational “R’s and three strategies world-class athletes use prior, during and after competitions, I will be including a self-assessment that will help to locate the source of what might be holding you back.

All the information shared on this crash course has helped me, thousands of others, and I believe it can help you as well. If you practice consistently, here are the benefits you will enjoy:

1- Enhancing your performance

2- Gaining greater self-satisfaction

3- Increasing enjoyment.

Here are a few testimonials from athletes who have experienced the content of The BJJ Mental Coach Movement:

“I would like to talk about the work of a great professional and now friend Gustavo Dantas  "The BJJ Mental Coach”. Since I started to implement his methods, I have noticed the difference before and after working with him, and feeling more efficient not only in Jiu-Jitsu, but in my personal and professional life as well. Certainly today I am a better person than I was yesterday, and tomorrow will be an even better person than today. He gave me the tools necessary for this evolution. I trust his work 100%, and I am sure that we still have a lot more room to grow and evolve together. Now I understand how having a Mental Coach can help you to perform even better in under pressure situations like Jiu-Jitsu. If you are interested in growing not only as an athlete but also as a human being, Gustavo Dantas this is the one.”

Michael Langhi (3x IBJJF Black Belt World Champion) 

“My partnership with the master Gustavo Dantas was a big step in my career, in addition to winning a great friend, he has helped me overcome my limits, to always be motivated and disciplined regardless of the results in competitions, and always keep in mind positive thoughts. Gustavo taught that in addition to the hard training, the mind also has to be in tune in will to succeed and grow, each day, one step at a time.”

Isaque Paiva (Black Belt Brazilian National & Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion)


“The BJJ Mental Coach showed me a world of "vision", where the mind can achieve higher levels that you can imagine to achieve your objectives. A good positive mindset, accompanied by a humility to recognize their own mistakes, and just for the fact that you’re attempting to change the mistakes, is already a personal victory, whether on and/or of the mat. I am far from being perfect in these two areas, but I'm happy to know that I am on the right route with the right mental coaching guidance to give me more clarity to overcome adversities in my everyday life and making wiser choices with even more awareness. I took many lessons that apply for sports and life.”

Luan Carvalho (Black Belt Brazilian National Champion)

"After I started working with Gustavo, I had a very positive change in my professional career. It made a total difference in how I manage my thoughts, my focus and confidence towards my goals."

Thales Leites (BJJ Black Belt & UFC Middleweight Contender)