Matheus Diniz joins the show to talk about growing up in a very small town in Brazil, the funny story behind how he started training, moving to NY to train under Marcelo Garcia and lessons he’s learned from competition. He also gives tips on guard passing. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Catching up
  • Covid in NY
  • Volleyball
  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • The discipline Jiu-Jitsu instills in kids
  • The early days of his training
  • Meeting Marcelo
  • Moving from a small town in rural Brazil to NYC
  • Why he feels the gi is so important
  • Training in NY with Marcelo
  • His favorite Marcelo stories
  • The Pummel
  • His toughest rank
  • Sports psychology
  • Lessons from competition
  • His instructional with BJJ Fanatics
  • Goals for 2020