"That security you have from facing challenges in the academy,
it gives you confidence in all other areas of your life."
In this episode Marty interviews Joel Garcia: BJJ black belt & owner of Embrace Martial arts in Wake Forest, NC, where he teaches BJJ and Muay Thai, and is an official representative of American Killer Bees association. He is an incredibly knowledgeable BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA coach & instructor, and a truly exceptional ambassador for the martial arts. In this interview he discusses his academy and how he ended up in NC; God First slogan; Judo in Brazil; The birth of the Killers Bees; surviving cancer; his nickname “The Joker”; dealing with betrayal; differences between US and Brazil; Renato Tavares' impact on him; working with American Top Team; realizing your strengths but improving your weaknesses; making JJ your own; looking at the whole picture when achieving rank; student and instructor behavior on and off the mat; making a deep impact; Israel Gomes' impact on him; working with current UFC fighters Allen Crowder and Hannah Cifers; Sean Spangler’s impact on him, and more…..don’t miss it!
Make a Difference/Make an Impact Segment:
I Will Not Quit! audio clip