Nick’s guest on the A-Game podcast today is Alex Stuart, a black belt and Instructor at Gracie Torrens in Torrance, California.  He does private sessions and also teaches classes for all levels, ages, and backgrounds. He’s an extraordinary teacher, served in the armed forces, and has a podcast called the Armbar Podcast. He is full of knowledge and stories, so stay tuned and listen!


Links and Resources from this Episode

  • Connect with Alex Stuart
  • https://www.gracieuniversity.com/
  • https://www.instagram.com/superman_alex54/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-armbar-podcast/id1354291886

Show Notes

  • Humility – 4:57
  • Ask yourself: “Where is your top?” – 6:00
  • The positions in Jiu-Jitsu – 7:41
  • Jiu-Jitsu can help you gain more confidence – 9:12
  • When he was a blue belt – 12:09
  • His explanation for Jiu-Jitsu – 13:22
  • Know how to talk to your students – 14:50
  • What do you do in a street fight? – 17:40
  • Teaching a lesson – 21:05
  • Perseverance is key – 25:47
  • Stop asking yourself: “What if…?” – 30:04
  • Be thankful with what you have and what you do not have – 31:50
  • You always have to look at intention – 36:36
  • What’s Jiu-Jitsu? – 37:13
  • Jiu-Jitsu and Life are one for Alex – 39:59
  • Learning to have patience – 42:06
  • Everything is an art – 43:15
  • If you do not trust yourself, who do you trust? – 47:37
  • Everybody deserves greatness – 50:42

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