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Southwest BJJ Classic Schedule and Brackets Available NOW!

Thursday, October 8th, 2015


The brackets and the schedule are now available at www.gdjjevents.comThe 7th Southwest BJJ Classic will take place on October 10th & 11th at Desert Vista High School located at 16440 S. 32nd St. in Phoenix, AZ. Athletes should be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to the time assigned for his or her division on the schedule. The competitors’ T-Shirts will be available at the AGGRO Brand booth. Also check out our sponsors DEUS Fight , OSS Arizona and The BJJ Mental Coach® at the tournament.









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!” If you can’t relate to this because you haven’t competed yet, think about any situation where you went in with full intentions of doing your best. It could have been a big test or a job interview, but for some reason, your nerves got the best of you and you could not deliver. Something was holding you back! Whether it’s in Jiu-Jitsu, your personal or professional life, you need to discover it and deal with it.


YES! The reason why I am so passionate about helping others to overcome mental blocks in competition is simple. Like most of you, I’ve been there before too and it sucks! Being prepared technically and physically, but not 100% mentally prepared. As a result, I had a hard time performing to the best of my ability. I’ve never competed as a white belt, I won ONE small tournament as a blue belt, and finally as a purple belt, I became an IBJJF World Champion for the first time, two and half years after my rough 0-5 initial competition record. I am not telling this story to impress you, but to share with you how becoming more mentally prepared for competitions made a huge impact in my performances and it can make an impact in yours as well.

The BJJ Mental Coach® will be running a special for the 7th Southwest BJJ Classic Competitors only. The $97 Four-Disc DVD Set “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” will be on sale for only $48.50! This offer will be available only on October 10th and 11th. (On Demand version not included in the special.)

Here is a little preview of the DVD.

See you this weekend!

Gustavo Dantas

Meet our newest sponsor: Deus Fight Co.

Sunday, September 27th, 2015


Deus Fight, Co. is a Faith based brand focused on Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Boxing. We develop cutting edge, original merchandise that rivals others in the marketplace. We focus on creating a culture of social consciousness where helping those less fortunate is not extraordinary or newsworthy, but something everyone associated with DeuS does without question. We combine that spirit of giving with the ability to strengthen souls, hearts and bodies on and off the mat.

Deus Fight sponsors the standout competitor from Arizona, Josh Guerra. Josh is currently ranked #11 of over two hundred competitors in the purple belt/ heavy weight division of the IBJJF Rankings.

Josh & Kanani Guerra.

Josh & Kanani Guerra.

Deus Fight Co. will be at the 7th Southwest BJJ Classic. For more info check out 

Seminar with Caio Terra on 8/1

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Caio Terra Strong Heart 8-1

Seminar with Clark Gracie on 7/31 at Ruffhouse

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Clark Gracie Ruffhouse 7-31

Seminar with Clark Gracie on July 30th

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Clark Gracie Nava Seminar


Sunday, June 21st, 2015


The tenth mental mistake from the series “Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors make and how to avoid them” is UNDERESTIMATING MENTAL PREPARATION.

“Competition is 90% Mental and 10% Physical”. How many times have you heard statements like these from World Class Competitors, Sports Psychologists and Mental Coaches? However, the training regimes of Jiu-Jitsu competitors seem to reflect the opposite. A lot of athletes have the feeling that they need invest more time, money and effort in:

✔ Technical DVD’s

✔ Private Classes and Seminars

✔ Strength & Conditioning Programs

✔ Supplements & proper nutrition

These extra investments can absolutely help, but the reality is that good physical, technical and strategic training must be accompanied by good mental preparation, which is widely underestimated in sports and it’s not different in the Jiu-Jitsu community. Often times, athletes are hard workers with great discipline and perseverance, but have a hard time overcoming internal obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential and performing to best of their ability.

In this video I share the importance of Mental Skills Training and I will introduce you to my program “Inner Discovery for Outer Success”, which is now available online ON DEMAND at

Check out the video, “like” and subscribe to The BJJ Mental Coach YouTube Channel. Also check out and subscribe to my newsletter and blog updates.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at


Gustavo Dantas
The BJJ Mental Coach
“Bringing Innovation to Jiu-Jitsu”


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Vandal Kimonos supporting the 2015 AZ State Championship

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015



Vandal Kimonos was created in 2012 by a team of Nova Uniao Black Belts. They set out to take Gi functionality and style to the next level through quality products and design. Born and bred in the Hawaiian islands VK is focused on designing quality products and providing their customers with outstanding customer service. With over 15 years of high level training and competition they have come to know what works and what doesn’t and that is expressed in their line of high quality products.

Check out WWW.VANDALKIMONOS.COM for more info.

Seminar with Dean Lister in Arizona on June 7th

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


New Location for the 7th AZ Kids Cup and 3rd Copa Bela on April 25th!!!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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BJJ Seminar with Samir Chantre on April 26th

Friday, April 10th, 2015