Mark Vives discusses his strength of schedule and his professional approach to jiu-jitsu competition. In his preparation, he truly leaves no stone unturned. In the past 5 years, he’s traveled 190,000 miles and had over 230 black belt matches. Doing that in your 40s, when you have a family and you’re running a gym is absolutely mind blowing. It exudes both his commitment and motivation to jiu-jitsu. Mark approaches competition with a winning mindset and gives valuable strategies to all levels of jujitsu competitors. His philosophy in life in always being thoroughly prepared, being competitive and “being the one to beat” applies to any endeavor, not just jiujitsu.