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Jiu-Jitsu Outlet #44: Braulio Estima - "Act and Accept Yourself"

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ADCC Legend Braulio Estima On How Jiu-Jitsu Changed His Life

Training in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, wrestling, & Muay Thai is my outlet for improving my mental health and becoming a better person.

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On this forty-fourth episode of the podcast, I talk to one of the greatest ADCC legends of all time: Braulio Estima.

Braulio Estima is a 5th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, an ADCC champion, ADCC superfight champion, the creator of the "Estima lock", the reverse triangle, and the holder of numerous other accolades.

On this episode, Braulio shares about how training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a young age changed his life. Braulio shares a story about when he was a third stripe white belt testing for his blue belt. In this story, Braulio shares some of the key virtues of BJJ and why he decided to commit to this martial art.

We talk about BJJ vs. football (soccer) and other team sports and why Braulio chose to compete in an individual sport from a young age.

Braulio moves into discussing how competing in ADCC and competing against the greatest of all time like Jacare & Xande Ribeiro changed his life. He shares a compelling story about facing Jacare in the superfight and how this experience helped him transform as a human being.

Braulio has an undeniable and lifelong passion for BJJ. He has recently begun working with the charity REORG to help spread information about how Jiu-Jitsu helps with mental health.

On December 9th, 2022, Braulio and supporters of the organization are meeting worldwide to host a ROLLATHAN event to raise money for the REORG GoFundMe program. You can donate to REORG charity here:

On this episode, we get into discussing how BJJ can change lives for the better.

This is an instant classic you do not want to miss!

Favorite quote - "ACT and ACCEPT YOURSELF" - Braulio Estima.

Follow Braulio Estima on Instagram for more information on what he is doing to promote how BJJ can change lives.

Want to support the REORG charity and learn more about how martial arts helps mental health?

Click here to learn about what this charity is doing to help first responders, military veterans, and disabled members of society.

The information in this episode should NOT be considered medical advice but instead educational information. If you are struggling with your mental health and you want to speak with a professional therapist, I recommend This is the therapy service that worked for me when I was at my darkest moments in life and dealing with panic attacks everyday.