Michelle Nicolini joins us for the 400th episode of the podcast! She talks about the development of her game, building persistence, strategy for smaller people and the importance of the basics. She also discusses her decision to become a pro MMA fighter! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Starting with Capoeira
  • The value of martial arts for kids
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Overcoming shyness
  • Brazilian culture
  • Training around the world
  • Learning from Robert Drysdale
  • The benefits of competing alongside an instructor
  • The development of her game
  • Her guard game
  • Shin to shin
  • Not accepting bad positions
  • Persistence
  • Strategy for smaller people
  • The importance of not rushing through the basics
  • Mobility
  • Being a competitive female in a male dominated sport
  • Rolling advice for guys who roll with girls
  • Advice for parents of Jiu-Jitsu daughters
  • Teaching kids at social projects in Brazil
  • The Pummel
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • MMA
  • Being a specialist
  • Teaching at Evolve MMA in Singapore
  • Goals for 2020