One of the best parts about running a company serving jiu-jitsu players is the incredible stories we hear from our customers.
We love Joshua's story because of his focus on enriching his skills in self-defense that led him to his BJJ journey.
Winston Salem, NC. White Belt.
The art of self-defense always intrigued me. I would watch these MMA and like-minded fights on T.V. and it just amazed me at the discipline and knowledge it took to get to that level. We have a BJJ gym close to a restaurant we frequent and upon passing it, I would always just think how AWESOME it would be to be a part of it. So, I decided at 34 years of age to go ahead and give it a go. Can't imagine NOT roll BJJ weekly now.
I'm lucky, as I have an extensive background in weight lifting and cardio workouts. Now, it's a whole other world when your rolling on the matt for the 5-minute sessions. But, my overall job and physical shape have been on my side.
I enjoy pushing hard, and I roll 5 times a week. Our fight crew contains some incredible fighters, so I love to work with them even if it always means getting tapped. I can learn so much from defeat, as its not a place you want to end up! The 13-year-old rolled me and got me in a triangle within 10 seconds on my 2nd day of rolling. Needless to say, I was humbled.
On days you want to quit, just look how far you have come. Even if its minimal growth, you have made it to a place you were not at before. It's hard. It makes you super tired. But, to brag at all the bruises as if they are battle scars keeps me going.