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Book Consultation


Antonio Santiago

I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Jan 4th 2011 and not by choice. My Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps dragged me to my first ever class since noticed some symptoms that I didn’t even know I had after three combat tours (PTSD) to Iraq and Afghanistan. I went to my first class and barely survived the warm-up but loved every single minute of it. From then I was hooked. I was blessed enough to practice Jiu-Jitsu in Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Texas and even Kuwait where I taught classes as a purple belt 4 days a week. Jiu-jitsu was not just a life style for me, it was a place where I left my demons at the door. I saw the same face every day even though I knew they would choke me out in 45 seconds once we started to spar. That never stopped me. The unity that everyone had once they stepped on the mats is what made everyone a family. We all came from different walks a life whether its military, judge, auto-mechanic, mailman, lawyer, student, house hold care giver, mom, brother or child we as a practiconer respected Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Belt Promotions

White Belt- Jan 4th 2011

Blue Belt- Sep 2011

Purple Belt- March 2014 (4th stripe on 9/10/18)

 

Competitions

Dallas Open (Purple Belt)

Gi- 3rd Place

NoGi- 2nd place

Minnesota Open (Purple Belt)

Gi- 1st Place

NoGi Absolute 2nd Place

Grappling Games Wisconsin (Purple Belt)

Gi- 2nd Place

NoGi- 3rd Place

Naga Houston (Purple Belt)

Gi- 1st Place

NoGi- 1st Place

Naga Wisconsin (Purple Belt)

Gi- 1st Place

NoGi 2nd Place

Naga Hawaii (Blue Belt)

Gi- 2nd Place

NoGI 1st Place

Hawaii Triple Crown

Gi- 2nd Place (White Belt)

Hawaii Triple Crown

Gi- 3rd Place (White Belt)