The Mantoring Podcast

Episode 4

Interview with 3X Jiu Jitsu World Champion Denny Prokopos

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In this episode I interview Denny Prokopos. Denny is a 3x World Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, black belt under Eddie Bravo and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in San Francisco.

Denny has developed himself into a man who has achieved high levels of performance both physically and mentally. He speaks to the process of gaining confidence through Jiu Jitsu and the reward of committing his life fully to his aspiration of being a world champion. Denny talks about how he has overcome physical set backs and the type of mentality needed to succeed at high levels.

Denny is a centered man, he knows his strengths and works to continually evolve his abilities. One of my favorite quotes from Denny is “When I’m training I don’t avoid putting myself in bad spots…I’m not afraid of breaking my arm, I’m not afraid of going to sleep”. Simply put, he seeks out the challenges needed to reach the top.


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