November 4, 2013

Brian "Mr. BJJ" Johnson - 2013 Featherweight No Gi World Champion

Wanted to send out a HUGE congrats to my coach, mentor, training partner, and most importantly... my friend Brian J. Johnson on his 2013 World Champion No Gi accomplishment over the weekend!  This battle was a hard fought one that lasted longer than these few short minutes.

Brian has been training HARD for months for the World Master and Senior Championships a few weeks back, but then sustained an injury that left him unable to use one arm.  Not satisfied with his performance at the Masters, Brian decided to put it all on the line for the 2013 No Gi Championships here in Long Beach, CA. 

His opponent was tough as nails and came out guns a blazing, but B persevered and came out with the 12-0 victory and his second No Gi world Championship (2009), making him one of the most decorated grapplers in all of the Pacific NW! 

I am fortunate enough to be close to my coach and know the trials and tribulations he goes through on a daily basis and let me say this battle was fought on many fronts for him.

Congrats brother.  Couldn't be more proud and happy for you!

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