Espada Podcast

Keep Sharp | Stay Disciplined

In this episode, I welcome back Carlos David Oliveira back to the podcast to share his story on how he got into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how it became his lifestyle.

  • Knowing about limitations
  • Starting out in Capoeira
  • Giving up martial arts for surfing
  • The surf gang and a first encounter
  • UFC and the VHS tape
  • Finding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its initial costs
  • Trading the surf board for lessons
  • First gi getting destroyed
  • When the money ran out
  • The agreement
  • Cleaning your feet and the second gi
  • Mom
  • Teaching as a white belt and being tested by others
  • From nothing to something
  • Struggling and making the decision to become a professional
  • The invitation to come to the United States
  • Learning English and trying to teach in English
  • Moving to Richmond
  • Realizing the responsibility to represent
  • Honor and respect
  • Seeing BJJ culture changing in the modern day
  • Trash talking and bad attitudes
  • Poor character turning potential students off
  • A message for those that want to start but haven’t yet


Carlos David Oliveira

Espada Podcast


espada itunes 

espada stitcher

espada google play

espada overcast

espada iheart

espada spotify

Today's Summary

Updated October 8, 2019

All Time Downloads