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The Art of Masculinity

Jul 21, 2022

In this episode:

Story of Nic with martial arts

Living up to your ideals

Needing approval from women

Just need to be right with me

Pain is the indicator that something's wrong

Dealing with emotions

Jujitsu sometimes it's about resisting or yielding

Men always try to solve the problems

Accepting myself for who I was

If you achieve, good things come to you

You are not your thoughts

Making meditation a habit

Understanding who you are


"I've been giving myself approval, but not total approval and acceptance"


"Sometimes you have to be vulnerable, and sometimes you have to put the wall up"


"As a man, you're always trying to solve problems in the world even when you don't realize it"


About Nicolas:

Nicolas Gregoriades was born on the 2nd of September, 1979 in Cape Town, South Africa. Martial arts were already instilled in the Gregoriades family hold as Nicolas’ father was a karate black belt, so it didn’t come as a surprise when “Nic” picked up on his training at the age of 7, through judo.
Nicolas got up to brown belt in judo, but while going through the ranks his true intent was to pursue Brazilian jiu jitsu, a style he believed to be more effective as a self defense/fighting method. As BJJ was not available in Cape Town at the time, he chose to join a submission wrestling club, with Coach Ludwig Strydom, in 2000.

Gi jiu jitsu became part of Gregoriades’ life in 2004 when he joined Roger Gracie’s academy in West London, England. Nicolas stayed with Roger throughout the belt system, reaching the degree of black belt on August 2008, becoming also Roger Gracie’s first black belt. Since then Nic has launched his own BJJ endeavor, the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, a BJJ association with several affiliated academies spread out all over the world.

You can follow and support Nic at: 
Podcast: The Nicholas Gregoriades Show 
Book: Aligned: The Modern Man’s Guide to True Health, Wealth, and Fulfillment


Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser