Daniel Bertina on Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Life Without Chairs, and Yoga

Daniel Bertina is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcos Flexa and the Carlson Gracie lineage. Daniel is one of the instructors at Carlson Gracie Amsterdam located in Holland. I first met Daniel at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotters summer camp in Leuven, Belgium, in the summer of 2015 and I was very impressed with his big pressure game, incredible attention to detail, and great teaching style. 

Daniel has been practicing martial arts almost all his life and has developed a great perspective on training, teaching, and different styles of Jiu-Jitsu. I had a great time talking to him about his BJJ style, Yoga, minimalist living, and a host of other topics. 

I hope you enjoy this show :) I'm excited to have Daniel on the Podcast again in the future and hopefully record a live episode complete with some great techniques for you all to enjoy. 

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List of People/Places/Philosophies/Photographs/Pickpockets/Phobias/etc. discussed in this episode: 

Daniel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Carlson Gracie Holland

Carlson Gracie Holland on Facebook

Marcos Flexa / Carlson Gracie Amsterdam

Zen Mind Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Yoga for BJJ

Zendokan Fighting Spirit

Gracie Family

Renzo Gracie vs. Ben Spijkers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique. By Renzo & Royler Gracie. Co-authored by Kid Peligro and John Danaher.

John Danaher

Kyle Cannon and Nick 'Chewy' Albin

Mike Yanez

Relson Gracie Vale Tudo Guard

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotters

Chris Haueter

Marcus Soares

Rodolfo Viera

Mendes Brothers Guard Passing


Marcelo Alonso beating up Daniel

"Don't Panic, Don't Rush, Just Crush"

Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Daniel Interviews Carlson Gracie Jr. 

Daniel's Judo Instructor Karel Gietelink

Carlson Gracie Hungary

Visiting Moscow with Daud Adaev

Carlson Gracie London

Caio Terra Switzerland

Chris Paines/Fighting Fit Academy

Niko Welko Luta Livre

René Becker from Matri

Steve Maxwell

Tom DeBlass

Zach Even-Esh

Miyao Brothers

Ido Portal

Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman

Ethiopian Coffee. Yrgacheffe and Harrar Beans


Forks Over Knives