One of the best parts about running a company serving jiu-jitsu players is the incredible stories we hear from our customers.
We love Patrick Joseph's story because of his determination and focus to pursue BJJ despite all his struggles training.
Tucson, AZ. White Belt.
I first started jiujitsu back in june 2019 at the Daimyo Academy, which is apart if Paragon, AZ.
Honestly, the biggest obstacle In my journey is just walking into the academy doors. When you get smashed every time you roll it takes a toll on your body and mind. For most people like myself, failure is hard to swallow. Once you put your pride aside and realize that it's apart of the game, then you learn to actually start having fun when you roll. Every roll is a learning experience. Either you take it in stride or you let it beat you up.
I really don't have and best submissions yet. Im just trying to survive. Haha! But I can recall one good one. I was rolling with another white belt about twice my weight and size. I was on bottom and he was in my closed guard. He was trying to muscle his was out of my guard by putting all his weight on my chest, but all he did was fall straight in to my guillotine. Made my day, even better because at the end of class I got my first stripe.
One piece of advice I can give is this quote one of my professors always says, " The hardest part of Jiu-Jitsu is stepping thru the doors of the academy " -Cris Santo Rivera. Paragon, Arizona Black Belt.
You can find Patrick Joseph on Instagram at @pjnozalot.