“Pe De Pano” joins the show to talk about how BJJ saved him from his troubled youth, the Colby Covington incident, Brazil in the 90’s vs today, the ingredients of a champion and facing weaknesses head on. He also gives technical insight on the armbar. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • How Jiu-Jitsu saved him from his troubled youth
  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • 1st world poverty vs 3rd world poverty
  • The Colby Covington incident
  • Brazil in the 90’s vs today
  • How the business of Jiu-Jitsu affects the art
  • Why his age made him have to work much harder
  • The timeline of his career
  • Jiu-Jitsu is still young as a sport
  • the 5 ingredients of a champion
  • Fitting into a new academy
  • The Pummel
  • How he prepares mentally for a competition
  • Arm bars from guard
  • His mentality on preventing being passed
  • Facing your weaknesses / facing challenges
  • Why the black belt is the ultimate ego check
  • Why he feels Jiu-Jitsu is NOT for everyone
  • Structuring classes
  • His opinions on online teaching
  • Area of his game he is currently working on
  • Adjusting your game to age
  • Staying up-to-date as an instructor
  • His goals