“Now at 52, I am in the best condition of my life since I was 21. Without a doubt BJJ saved my life!
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu five years ago after a friend convinced me that I should try it. I was weighting about 250 pounds and was drinking too much. But shortly after starting BJJ, I broke my neck in a car accident and was told I would never be able to do BJJ again. Defying the odds, I was back on the mats, within four months after the accident. I used BJJ to get my weight down to 178 pounds and to rehab my neck. Now at 52, I am in the best condition of my life since I was 21. Without a doubt BJJ saved my life!
BJJ has also given me the opportunity to meet some very nice people. Roberto Torralbas is right at the top of the list! Training with him is a joy because of his contagious enthusiasm and the technical ability he brings to the mats. He is a reservoir of knowledge, and I love tapping into his technical know how. Obviously I cannot wait to go to Naples / Fort Myers / Bonita Springs, Florida to train with him.
I recommend BJJ with Roberto to anyone of any age who is interested in physical conditioning, meeting new and friendly people, and increasing his/her self esteem.
Mechanical Engineer Technician
2006 World Champion
2006 Panamerican Champion