Rank: Brown Belt
Academy: DeathThrob/Lanky Fight Team
Why do you do Jiu Jitsu and how did you get started?
I started jiu jitsu 2 years ago with a few friends just rolling around and teaching ourselves. We were all huge fans of the UFC and it eventually spilled over from the television into real life. Before I knew it, grappling was all I cared about. Jiu jitsu is such a science. The learning of strategies involved with playing this game of human chess is never ending and this is why I'm continuously intrigued and always excited to train. There is nothing like the feeling of losing yourself inside of a roll and just flowing and reacting and attacking. Jiu jitsu keeps me hungry and motivated to wake up the next day and better myself for the sport I love.
Where do you see your Jiu Jitsu journey taking you?
All over the world! There are hundreds if not thousands of incredible schools out there and a countless number of amazing competitors and practitioners. Everyone has a different game, a different feel, a different style. It would be an honor to travel and train with the many gifted athletes all over the globe; exchanging knowledge and sharing the sport with which we all fell in love with.
Gracie Nationals: Brown Belt - 2nd Place
Gracie Regionals West: Brown/Black - 2nd Place
The Good Fight - Maryland Open - Sub-Only: Purple Belt - Gold
PGL 7: Superfight - Winner
NAGA Albany: Expert - Gold
World Chamionship Grappling II: Superfight - Winner
The Good Fight - Tournament of Brotherly Love - Sub-Only: Brown Belt - Gold
PGL 5: Superfight - Winner
Good Fight NJ: Purple Belt Absolute - Gold
AGL 5 Advanced - Gold
PGL 5 Qualifier: Advanced - Silver
The Good Fight Philly: Blue Belt Gold, Absolute - Silver
End Game Sub-Only: Advanced - Silver
UGC Qualifiers: Advanced - Silver
NAGA Worlds Beginner - Gold
Team Hammer Tournament: Intermediate - Gold
UGC Inferno: Advanced Absolute - Gold
Gracie Nationals: Blue Belt - Bronze
Operation Grapple: Novice – Gold, Absolute – Gold
New Breed NJ: Novice - Gold
NAGA PA: Novice - Gold
Good Fight NJ: White Belt - Gold
To read more of Kevin’s story, check out this article from BJJLegends.com