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Friday Spotlight - Joshua Johnson

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What’s your name?Joshua “Gordao” Johnson Age?39 (Masters 2)Rank?Black Belt How long have you been training?I have been training some type of martial arts for most of my life, but BJJ for the last 13 years or so. Where do you train?Top Game BJJ.  We are under Gustavo Machado / R1NG BJJ; which is founded by Roberto “Gordo” Correa. How did you get into BJJ?I got into BJJ after getting out of the Air Force. I needed something to keep in shape, manage depression, and to meet new friends as all of my high school friends had moved or married at the time. What...

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Friday Spotlight - Grant Sabo

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What’s your name?Grant SaboAge?38Rank?Purple How long have you been training?Coming up on 5 years.Where are you from?Chicagoland What do you do for a living?Business analyst at an insurance company.What gym do you train at?Otto Clark Jiu JitsuHow did you get into bjj?I joined a gym for the cardio boxing and got curious/talked into trying it by my buddy Will, since Otto’s gym was inside of the boxing gym. What are your goals for this year?Jiu jitsu wise-enter and do well in a few tournaments at the new rank. Life-buy a house. What is your biggest accomplishment and why?Toss up between...

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What’s Up From Stoughton Wisconsin

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  What’s up guys, day late and a dollar short… story of my life. Anyway, it’s Thursday morning and we’re chilling out by the camp fire about to head into Madison.  For those that don’t know we made the 400 mile trek up to train at Stoughton BJJ for the week.  It was a quick 8 hour drive with some sightseeing along the way.  Before we get into the Jiu Jitsu I gotta say we had some gangster donuts at Fosdal Bakery, and had dinner at Viking Brew Pub last night. I can’t recommend either of those places enough, if...

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Friday Spotlight - Crystal Cruz

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What’s your name?Crystal Cruz Age?17 Rank?Blue beltHow long have you been training?It’ll be a little over 4 years in September.Where are you from?Decatur, TxWhat do you do for a living?I’m a hostess at Casa Torres & a high school student. What gym do you train at?Peak Performance How did you get into bjj?My dad has been training since I was 8 and at one point I joined him for about a year.  I left, but ended up coming back.What are your goals for this year?My main goal is to compete in more tournaments this year.What is your biggest accomplishment and why?My biggest...

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What's Up Wednesday 8/24/22

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Half way through the week and boy has it been busy!  We are taking this show on the road, so we have been checking things off the todo list before we head out.   All next week we will be training and hanging out with the crew at Stoughton BJJ, up in Stoughton Wisconsin.  The head coach and owner, Joe Miller, has been a Kayo Athlete for the last few years and we are extremely excited to make the trip up there and spend time at his gym.  (Joe was also our first Friday Spotlight Athlete, so make sure to check...

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