Later this week, I’m going to report more about Atos’s competition successes in the IBJJF European Championships (such as Emily Leyva’s incredible double gold 🥇🥇 win in the Juvenile division – 6 matches, 5 wins via submission 🤩)
But today, I wanted to write to you first about a project I’ve been working on (mostly) in secret.
This project is particularly aimed at parents of competitive athletes and academy leaders – it’s about helping you make a positive impact on your children, or the children training in your academy.
I’ve created this challenge with my personal mindset coach, Mayra Ramos, who not only helped guide me through the mindset challenges I faced in the latter half of my career, but also the challenges I faced as the father of a competitive child, the phenomenal Sarah Galvao 💜
I took Mayra’s advice very seriously over the last few years – and just look at the results… Last year, Sarah won a Jiu-Jitsu “Grand Slam”, winning gold at all the major IBJJF tournaments. She also became a World Pro Champion (in both the juvenile division and the adult division), and made history as the first fighter to win by submission at the first ever ADXC tournament.
I credit so much of this success to the work I’ve done with Mayra, and the tools that she’s given me to navigate the parenting challenges that myself and Angelica have had to overcome.
Because of this, myself, Angelica and Mayra formed Champion Athlete Mindset, a mentorship project specifically to help parents and coaches better support their children, or the children in their academy.
Over the last few months, we’ve mapped out a new project together to share some of the same tools and techniques that she’s taught me over the last year with parents and coaches – over just two days! Let me introduce Champion Athlete Mindset’s:
Over two live 90-minute online sessions, myself and Mayra will teach you the basic tools and techniques that will help you build stronger, more resilient young athletes, help your child address pre-competition fears, and the right (and wrong) things to say to your child after a competition.
Our 2-Day Challenge runs from 8-9 February. It would be a real pleasure to have you join us.
If you’re interested, I’d encourage you to click the button below to learn more about the challenge:
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Head Coach
Jiu-Jitsu Hall Of Fame Member