Gustavo Dantas is a starter of the site thebjjmentalcoach.com. He’s long been a black belt – in fact he’s a 5th degree under Nova Uniao school.
Dantas spoke to flograppling explaining his decision to retire from teaching bjj:
“I used to be a BJJ nerd, I studied with VHS tapes, DVD’s and on demand online instructional and YouTube. I needed to keep up to date with the scene so I could prepare my competitors to perform at a high level. Now I want to use my time to study other things not related to Jiu-Jitsu, and to become a student and not a teacher anymore. Now they study and I learn from them” said Gustavo.
Dantas had a variety of interesting theories relating to how to become a successful competitor so it’s a surprise to see him retire. Some notable are:
Dantas further added:
“Whenever I feel like it I can jump in and help the class, however this is no longer my responsibility.”
He was coaching at the Gustavo Dantas BJJ Academy in Tempe, Arizona. He was noted for working with Marcio Andre, Horlando Monteiro, Sarah Black & Josh Rodriguez.