As Joe Rogan says “Jiu Jitsu is the ultimate vehicle for self improvement. Jiu Jitsu is more than a simple sport. To excel BJJ demands your time and energy.” Through my years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the vast majority of lessons have to do with technique. But technique alone is not enough is not enough to get ahead. It was after getting a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu my training started to feel incomplete. I knew there was something missing but did not know what. I started to look to other sources outside of BJJ to answers. Answers came from people like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, Tom Bilyeu, Lewis Howes, Carol Dweck and Robert Greene. There was a world of information about philosophy, success and performance that I was missing. So this is what my goal is: I want to bring this new information about the mind and mindset into the BJJ arena.

Who am I?

My name is Kyle Hand. I am a brown belt based out of San Jose California. I started around 2003 at Ralph Gracie’s then went to American Kickboxing Academy (SJ) then for the last 5 years I have been AKA Sunnyvale. I have trained under Ralph Gracie, Sandro “Batata” Santiago, Dave Camarillo, Bobby Southworth, Alex Khanbabian and Mike Prudencio. Before that I wrestled from Junior High to College. And I have dabbled in other arts like kickboxing, Judo and MMA.