“The state of mind is more important than your body being prepared. When you compete, your body will not always be 100%, but your state of mind has to be super ready.” –André Galvão
My Guest this episode is Prof. André Galvão who is a legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappler and a professional mixed martial artist. He holds 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt and is also a Judo Black Belt. He is one of the most decorated grapplers in history, winning 6 x ADCC and 6 X IBJJF World Championships. Prof. Galvão is the co-founder of Atos Jiu Jitsu in San Diego California and was inducted into both the IBJJF and ADCC Hall of Fame.
This episode is filled championship wisdom. We discuss what it takes to become a world champion, diving deep into training methods and how to cultivate a competitive mindset. My key takeaway is that Balance is the key to performance. You have to find balance in your training and in your life. You have to be honest about your strengths and weaknesses and put the time and effort with the correct plan to develop to your full potential. The journey is different for everyone and our ability to find Joy on and off the matts is extremely important to achieve Balance and avoid burnout. Tune in for an insightful conversation with a world champion.