Clark Gracie returns to talk about growing an academy, managing an affiliation, team loyalty, his thoughts on cross training and the value of competition as a measuring tool. He also talks about competition mindset and staying calm under pressure! Click “read more” for show notes!



  • Catching up
  • His new academy location
  • Growing an academy
  • Student retention
  • Managing an affiliation
  • Ensuring a standard of quality
  • Team loyalty
  • The importance of doing research before picking a school
  • The best way to handle leaving a school
  • His thoughts on cross training
  • Teamwork in BJJ
  • The value of competition as a measuring tool
  • The match that taught him to never give up when you’re down on points
  • His competition mindset
  • Staying calm in stressful situations
  • Tracking progress
  • His recent knee injury
  • The Pummel
  • Training frequency
  • His goals for 2019