The Power of Martial Arts & Conscious Commitment to Optimization w/Nick Gregoriades


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For men today, we encounter so much in our day-to-day trying to get our attention, leading us away from our innate, raw, masculine essence. Why is it so important to reconnect with our physicality? Why are practices like meditation and changing your languaging so beneficial in optimization? On this episode, I’m joined by founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, Nick Gregoriades. We have a deep conversation about what we can do to overcome our “lizard brain” thinking and all the things that hold us back.


Martial arts allows men to channel their masculine energy and tap into their physicality in a way that the modern existence doesn’t allow for.

Testosterone, optimized hormones, and meditation are the edge of getting back that innate masculine presence.

If you’re not centered physically, that is reflected in the spirit.

Most people’s minds are so busy, distracted and splintered, they need to meditate and silence their minds for at least 40 minutes.

Nick and I discussed how martial arts can help you overcome your ego, and the importance of being physically centered. Next, we talked about meditation and why most people need to practice it for at least 40 minutes a day. We also discussed plant medicine and the insights Nick got from taking it, and how language and words can limit your reality. We also talked about dark nights of the soul, hitting rock bottom and why that is so necessary in spiritual development.

We also discussed:

  • Why you have to stop caring what people think of you
  • Benefits of yoga
  • How to gain success without sacrificing your soul

With so many things competing for our attention, clogging our brains and blocking our spiritual growth and development, it’s so important for us to ground ourselves physically. The body and the spirit are connected, and any time we neglect the body, we also compromise our souls. What also gets in the way are practices that are constructed by ego and greed. The way to win the game is to overcome those instincts and do the inner work. If we’re committed to taking the action and staying the course, we can achieve incredible things.

Guest Bio-

Nick is the founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood and host of the podcast of the same name. To get in touch email or go to J for more information.

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