One of the best parts about running a company serving jiu-jitsu players is the incredible stories we hear from our customers.
We love Noelle's story because she overcame sadness through BJJ.
Albuquerque, NM. White Belt.
I am a thin woman. I have always been thin. I got bullied my whole life. Got told I was weak at least once a day. I was broken and looking for something. I couldn't even get out of bed and that's when my dad started taking me to jiu jitsu classes to get me out of the house.
I started jiu jitsu and my gym welcomed me with open arms. It was a distraction from the real world. A distraction from all of the pent up sadness I had inside me. It was a vessel. I began to realize every person who called me weak was wrong and I wanted and want nothing more to be the best I can be at it.
My biggest obstacle has been putting my pride down and not beating myself up but rather trying to decide how I may improve. What areas I need to clean up.
I've been Getting the triangle choke pretty frequently, I've been hunting it.
The only advice I have is just keep showing up. If you get tired, rest.... but do not quit. Consistency is key.
You can find Noelle on Instagram at @Noellecepeda.