Marcos Tinoco joins the show to share his inspiring life story. He talks about fighting through adversity, the value of work ethic, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia, competing with no pressure and lessons he’s learned along the way. Click “read more” for show notes!



  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • His first tournament
  • Winning Europeans as a purple belt
  • Climbing the ranks
  • Work ethic
  • Coming to the US with limited English
  • Meeting his wife and getting married
  • Moving to NY
  • Rolling with Marcelo for the first time
  • His life goals
  • Drilling and rolling
  • The hardest time period of his journey
  • Competing with no pressure
  • The Pummel
  • What he loves most about teaching
  • The Lasso Guard