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Nathiely de Jesus, Habrok Sports' newest addition, is a two-time IBJJF World Champion and a leading role model for the Jiu Jitsu community.
Exactly what does it take to be the best of the best in jiu jitsu? Let's find out…
Jack runs the incredibly awesome BJJ brand, Roll Supreme.
I've been in touch with him since the absolute start of the brand and I was really pumped he agreed to let us see behind the curtain into the inner workings of his life and Roll Supreme.
GiReviews.Net: Tell us a bit about your background with martial arts.
Alex: My background in martial arts I think is pretty much how every kid growing up in the 80s got a start and that is through the magic of the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme. If you asked me what the hardest decision I could make at the age of 3-7 is I'm pretty sure my response would have been whether or not I wanted an outfit when I became a ninja.Continue reading
Sa'idah grew up and was the only American, along with her sister, in the area. She speaks English, Arabic and some French. She had been active in sports since she was young and did gymnastics, horseback riding, taekwondo, swimming, snowboarding and soccer.
She started BJJ training in March 2015 and got her blue belt in August 2016, training under Abmar Barbosa and Isaac July Jr. in Washington, DC. A month and a half after claiming her belt, she competed and won gold in her division at the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Ams. She continues training 6 to 7 days a week to reach her ultimate goal of becoming a World Champion.
We are very excited to have Sal, and his company, Habrok Sports with us today to have a bit of a chat about his vision, drive and passion for starting a new BJJ brand. We bounce around a bit, but I hope his message comes across loud and clear. The guy has a heart of gold and a real passion for BJJ and the manufacturing business.
UnderOath BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu apparel brand based out of Ontario, Canada. I saw an advert for one of their eye catching shirts and immediately contacted them trying to find out all of the details about them and their company. They clearly had some great designs but I wanted to find out more, so I sent some questions over to the owner Ryan to get the scoop and UnderOath sent us two shirts to check out. Questions and Answers after the jump.
First, these awesome shirts. This isn't your average t-shirt from cafepress that was thrown together with a crappy stock graphic and cheap level fruit of the loom t-shirt, it's well thought out. My favorite aspect of the shirts is actually the material, it's super soft but strong. I don't have a single shirt that feels like it.
I'm pretty pumped to share with you a super in-depth interview with the President of Yolo BJJ, Eric York.
Eric York: I stated training in Shorin Ryu Karate in my early twenties but it just didn’t stick. It, honestly just wasn’t challenging, but one thing I did learn was the RNC (albeit, not with great detail) in one of our basic self defense classes.
About five years later I was attacked at my vehicle late one night when leaving work. I was able to duck under a swing and get behind my attacker and apply the RNC. The next day (this was back in mmmmm…maybe 1996?) a coworker who was training some submission grappling heard the story and asked me to come train with them.
I was hooked immediately.
1. Tell us a bit about your background with martial arts.
We are active Jiu Jitsu players, who roll for joy and competition.
As long time competitive athletes across a range of sports, we enjoy the unique challenges Jiu Jitsu presents to our bodies and our minds. With professional careers in fitness and creative design, we've applied our knowledge of sport and strategy to Lazy Lover Jiu Jitsu.