Amanda Leve joins the show to talk about competition mindset, competing against male athletes, submission only rules, drilling and managing competition anxiety. She also discusses her recent ADCC Trials win! Click “read more” for show notes and listening options!

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  • Origins
  • Being competitive by nature
  • Mental toughness and cutting weight
  • Competition mindset
  • Her intro to Jiu-Jitsu
  • Competing against male athletes
  • Women’s confidence in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Training with guys
  • Her style
  • Why she prefers submission only rules
  • Dealing with a staller
  • Her take down game
  • The spinning armbar
  • Tracking progress
  • Structuring drills
  • Flow rolling
  • The ADCC West Coast Trials
  • Managing competition anxiety
  • Kids and competition anxiety / keeping it fun
  • Her match against UFC vet Cat Zingano
  • Leg Locks
  • Learning from Professor Ricardo Almeida
  • The Pummel
  • Opening and running her school
  • Role models for girls in 2019
  • Goals for 2019