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Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu  Rochester, MN. Retired physician and pro fighter. One pitbull and a wandering athlete. Living life one challenge and adventure at a time. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

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#tbt Me as a surgical #intern circa #2002. I've been called crazy and stupid for giving up a #career in #medicine to pursue a #passion for #fighting. For leaving #Brazil to start from scratch in the #US.
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Today, unlike the majority of those critics, I live a life of my choice. I do what I love, when and where I want to, and most importantly surrounded by people I admire and have fun with.
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Ignore the naysayers, let them wallow in their sea of mediocrity. You can't let #fear of #failure dictate your life. Take risks, set #goals and pursue them. I've always lived my life as if I am writing a book - who wants to read through boring chapters anyway?
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Go for it; chase your dreams.
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#physician #blackbelt #MD #risktaker #dare #workhard #liveclean #begrateful #succeed #BJJ #MMA #martialarts #bjjlifestyle #bjjforlife

#tbt Crossing the border into #Spain while #hiking the #Portuguese #CaminodeSantiago, in search of introspection and answers. I found both, by #walking #solo over 400 miles in 17 days, from #Portugal to Spain.
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I got lost, ran out of #food, ran out of water, lost ~25 lbs and still made it. Probably the most #incredible and challenging #experience of my #life... so far.
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#moretocome #imjustgettingstarted #neversettle #neveraverage #travel #traveling #pilgrimage #growth #Europe #exploring #Spain #Espana #camino #instatravel #BJJ #MMA #bjjlifestyle #throwback #Thursday

"We charge into danger; no guarantees or safe places. No one can be trusted - everyone is a suspect. All the money's worthless; the talent is trite and exaggerated. The food is turning and the water's fucking poison!" Nothing like #optimistic lyrics to bring your #mood up πŸ˜‚ I am not sure what happened to my phone during the video capture, but it froze all the time.
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#great #lyrics #acoustic #punk #rock #afternoon. 🎢 #Minnesota #Spring #music #guitar #acousticguitar #cover #punkrock #againstme #am! #tomgabel #laurajanegrace #Miami #instacover #instamusic #instagood #BJJ #MMA #bjjlifestyle

Always set goals.
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If you don't even know your destination, how do you expect to get anywhere? Set short, medium and long term goals. Avoid chasing rank, and instead focus on skill-based targets.
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Share your goals with your training partners. Progress requires accountability.
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#goals #success #BrazilianJiuJitsu #BJJ #JiuJitsu #jiujitsuparatodos #bjjforlife #bjjforall #bjjlifestyle #bjjmojo #bjjproblems #bjjtraining #bjjmeme #sports #training #tips #trainingtips #grappling #judo #wrestling #gym #MMA #martialarts #gym #instabjj #instagood #artesuave #bjjsavedmylife

The same boiling water that softens potatoes hardens eggs. It's not about your circumstances, but what you are made of. Sometimes having no alternative options opens you up to the best course of action.
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#Attitude is everything! Be #positive in thought and expression. #Giveback. Face #hardship as an #opportunity to strengthen your #body and #mind. #Burn all the bridges behind and leave yourself no option but to #conquer the #objective. #NEVER, ever quit. Have an indomitable spirit and unbendable will.
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Here I am watching the sun rise in Peru, while overlooking Machu Picchu. I was going through a very difficult time in my life, but I never let anything stop me - and never will.
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#success #mindset #motivation #Monday #motivationmonday #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #instagood #successquotes #instaquote #instaquotes #quote #quotes #quoteoftheday #BJJ #MMA #bjjlifestyle

#Cornering is a challenging but rewarding experience. As a coach, you must always maintain a calm demeanor and control your emotions. Your judgement must not be clouded.
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Your fighter needs clear, concise reassurance and instructions - you are the eye of the storm. I find there are no benefits in yelling, cursing or having other emotional responses.
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An effective coach-fighter relationship requires trust and respect, and these things can only be built by sharing the burdens of training.
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Lead by example, advise from experience, always speak the truth and be there for your guys (and girls) in victory or defeat.
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Beautiful picture by @tomorrowsmedia, be sure to check his Instagram out!
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#LFA #LFA12 #lfafighting #BrazilianJiuJitsu #BJJ #JiuJitsu #jiujitsuparatodos #bjjforlife #bjjforall #bjjlifestyle #grappling #judo #wrestling #gym #MMA #mixedmartialarts #martialarts #gym #instagood #artesuave #UFC #Bellator #fighting

Rainy day #blues. Having fun trying to #improvise and #solo over a #BobDylan track. My hair is a mess, my shirt is inside out and I am obviously not giving a damn. πŸ˜‚
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#pentatonic #soloing #electricguitar #electric #guitar #Saturday #weekend #fun #bored #improv #improvisation #Ibanez #Fender #tubeamp #tube #amp #bassbreaker #tone #improv #music #guitarrist #bluesguitar #bluesimprov #instamusic

To me there is no better way to spend a #rainy #afternoon than by #reading in my #library. I know too many #athletes that go to the #gym on a daily basis and yet never once grab a #book.
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Trust me, this comes from a guy that had to start from scratch a few times in his life. They can take EVERYTHING away from you: your #money, your #health, your #possessions. However, they can NEVER take away what's inside your #mind. And that, backed by good #moral #character, is ultimately all you need to #rebuild and #succeed.
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#Knowledge is #power. #earnit
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#neverstop #BJJ #MMA #everydayasalion #mancave #weekend #funday #relaxing #chilling #rain #Minnesota

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