Business, Brotherhood, & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Conversation with Ulpiano Malachias
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In this episode, Brian speaks with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Ulpiano Malachias about his passion for martial arts, leadership, business, entrepreneurship, and his journey from Brazil to the United States.  

Ulpiano “Piano” Malachias is a four-stripe black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Gracie. Jr. and holds several International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) titles, including three 1st place championships in IBJJF’s American Nationals. 

Ulpiano is also a wildly successful businessman and entrepreneur who started the first Gracie-Barra franchise in the United States and now leads one of the largest and best Gracie-Barra franchises ever, the Houston-based Gracie Barra Westchase gym.

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