“Crazy” Tim Credeur is a highly respected BJJ black belt and the first one in Louisiana. He talks about motivation, keeping your circle at a high standard, and why he feels “talent is bullshit” Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • His busy daily routine
  • His origin story
  • Learning to box as a kid
  • Watching early Kickboxing and Karate fights
  • His advice for people who lack support when making the decision to pursue martial arts as a career
  • His video show “The Grind”
  • Bernardo Faria
  • Dealing with negativity / Not caring what the haters think
  • What successful people do
  • Keeping your circle at a high standard
  • Jiu-Jitsu is a microcosm for life
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • Holding unsanctioned fights in his backyard in high school
  • Joining the Navy to get to southern California to learn Jiu-Jitsu
  • Rodrigo Medieros as an instructor and mentor
  • The level of impact and influence that Jiu-Jitsu instructors have on the lives of students
  • The Carlson Gracie Way
  • Jiu-Jitsu in the 90’s vs now
  • The value of one move drilled 1,000 times vs 1,000 techniques drilled a few times
  • The evolution of BJJ and MMA
  • Expanding your horizons in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Ryron and Rener Gracie
  • His opinion of politics in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Talent doesn’t exist
  • Does having a high IQ present different obstacles in Jiu-Jitsu?
  • Training at Brazilian Top Team in Rio in the early 2000’s
  • His unique affiliation structure
  • The dirtiest, most grimy MMA event he has ever fought at
  • His plans for the future