Joao Assis joins the show to talk about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him on a better path in life, learning from Leo Vieira and Mario Sperry, being a purple belt for 6 years and moving to the US without knowing anyone and with limited English. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Public schools in Brazil
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Leaving Porto Alegre for Sao Paulo as a purple belt
  • Meeting Leo Vieira
  • Life in Sao Paulo
  • Training at Team Brasa
  • Training at Brazilian Top Team
  • Mario Sperry
  • Being a purple belt for 6 years
  • The ease of access to knowledge in modern times
  • The Pummel
  • Guitar
  • Moving to the US without any support
  • How Dan Henderson became a pivotal supporter of his
  • Training at Team Quest
  • Forming Electric Jiu-Jistu
  • Learning to teach