One of the top female competitors of her generation, Nathiely De Jesus talks about the law of attraction, using Jiu-Jitsu to overcome health issues, training at the infamous Cicero Costha Academy and facing your idols in competition. Click “read more” for show notes!


  • Her 2018 World Championship
  • The law of attraction
  • Transferring skills into competition
  • Her strategy at Worlds
  • Why she doesn’t study her opponents
  • How she initially began training Jiu-Jitsu
  • Training at Cicero Costha Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Overcoming respiratory problems and losing weight through Jiu-Jitsu
  • The women’s BJJ scene when she first started
  • Facing your heroes in competition
  • Her career defining match against Mackenzie Dern
  • The Pummel
  • The progression of her style
  • How having a good guard helps your understanding of passing
  • The importance of grips from the guard
  • Her desire to try MMA
  • Her plans to teach someday
  • Her upcoming seminars