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"
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