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.
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.