Billy Phong: To get good really fast is to stay humble.

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Billy Phong: To get good really fast is to stay humble.

One of the best parts about running a company serving jiu-jitsu players is the incredible stories we hear from our customers.

We love Billy's story because he proved that size doesn't matter in successfully achieving a blue belt in BJJ.

Gold BJJ- Billy Phong

Billy Phong

Elk Grove, CA. Blue Belt.

Why did you first get into jiu-jitsu?

February 2017

What has been the biggest obstacle in your journey and how have you overcome it?

Biggest challenge would be my gym average size guy is around 180-190lbs. I'm 150lb and am considered small. Not having a lot of training partner in similar size forces me learn to play a better defense and guard game.

Tell us about your best (or worst) submission story.

It's always a great feeling when you learned a technique and apply it. Saw a base ball choke on YouTube and training it on a partner and was able to successfully hit it on the Masters World tournament, putting two guys to sleep and took home Gold. Don't really have a worst submission on someone, but a upper belt once did a wrist lock on my being a white belt and it took over 5 months to fully recover.

Share one piece of advice you have for our community.

To get good really fast is to stay humble and ask people who good at a certain set of techniques or style to share. Doing so makes everyone a coach and promoted a good learning rapport/environment.