Keith Anderson: Continue on your path in Jiu-Jitsu no matter what.

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Keith Anderson: Continue on your path in Jiu-Jitsu no matter what.

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

We love Keith's story because of his eagerness and drive to continue what he started in BJJ. 

Gold BJJ- Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson

Milford, MA. White Belt.

Why did you first get into jiu-jitsu?

I loved it when I tried it in the Army. The U.S. Army has a great hand to hand program, developed almost entirely around Jiu-Jitsu. What I learned from them, I knew I had to build on when I left. When I started proper training in the art... I got hooked

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

 I would say that the biggest obstacle in my journey has been my aggressiveness. I was taught initially that the most important thing is the submission. That idea didn't serve me well in the gym. It took a lot of mat time and self reflection, to understand that I wasn't as "bad" as I thought I was.

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

'm actually recovering right now from my worst submission. Like many practitioners I'm sure waking up from a choke beats sitting out for a torn ligament. I was caught in a nasty ankle lock about a month ago. I've been on the mat to learn techniques but haven't been able to roll. Until this coming Monday! I'm back and I can't wait.

Share one piece of advice you have for our community.

Continue on your path in Jiu-Jitsu no matter what. Work will be a factor, injuries may be a factor, the guy your worried might be better than you might be a factor. The time will be there if you make it. Injuries heal if you let them, and roll with the guy you're afraid of. It'll make you better!