One of the best parts about running a company serving jiu-jitsu players is the incredible stories we hear from our customers.
We love Tre's story because of his solid passion for BJJ.
Tomball, TX. Black Belt.
I got into Jiu Jitsu because I was looking for purpose in my life. As a veteran I was searching for something in my life after I separated that I could define my existence on this earth.
Myself. My career keeps me very busy, I have 4 kids so they keep us busy, and then making the time to train. I overcome it by having an equally minded partner in my life, my wife, and we push each other. No one ever regrets training, but you do regret not training.
I am not sure I have a best or worst submission story. But coaching my wife, Cassie "Baba Yaga" Herrera, watching her submit people in superfights is amazing. She had an opponent that she did a variation of a rear naked choke mixed with a twister.
Her opponents scream was something that felt like it touched my soul. Sitting against the mat coaching her and hearing her opponent scream from across the matt made a cold chill go down my spine. She told Cassie in the back that she was trying to tap but couldn't because her arms were stuck, she said she panicked and screamed. Her quote was she was tapping to death.
If you train or not, time passes. 7-10 years down the road time passes, and if you do not train. Then you do not continue to get better. I have known hundreds of people that I have trained with over the years that quit.
At some point and time life happened and they stopped. Half of them eventually come back and the one regret they have is that they didn't find a way to keep training. Find away. Sometime my wife and I can only train 2 times a week due to our schedules. Most of the year we can train 5-6 days a week. And find a gym that feels like family.
I am closer to most of my training partners than I am with people in my family. Enjoy the journey with everyone. Do not worry about your rank, be in love with the process more than the prize.
You can find Tre' on Instagram at @treherrera.