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Rob Nelson: Not every roll is a fight for world domination.

Rob Nelson: Not every roll is a fight for world domination.

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

We love Rob's story because of his drive to live a healthy and active life while training BJJ despite all challenges.

Gold BJJ- Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson

Chicago, IL. White Belt.

Why did you first get into jiu-jitsu?

Illbe 52 in July and I compete in martial arts now. I wanted to restart my martial arts life for health, fun, community and self-defense I study BJJ (gi and no Gi) and Muay Thai and mix it for mma

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

I suffered a motorcycle accident and broke my leg and wrist. But because of my great health and fitness and vegan lifestyle I was back on the mat in record time. I still studied videos while injured. Later I had a broken nose and eye orbit from a Muay Thai training accident. I trained BJJ with a face mask for a while. The challenge was to be patient to heal. I rolled in my dreams.

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

I'm 12o pounds and 5'8. Submitted a 215 pound judo guy but BJJ Newby after gaining mount and the applying using a cross choke / d'arce choke. Getting to mount and holding him down was success enough. Submission was amazing.

Share one piece of advice you have for our community.

Age is just a number. I excuses! Always train with training partner considering where they are at and their size. Not every roll is a fight for world domination.