57 yr old starts BJJ loses 100 lbs

57 yr old starts BJJ loses 100 lbs

Dave Brown (now 61 years old) weighed about 300 pounds and was very out of shape before starting Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His doctor told him that he was at high risk of having a stroke or heart attack.

He attended a tournament to watch his 28-year-old son compete.  He really knew nothing about jiu-jitsu and had no intention of doing BJJ. He was there to watch his son. However, as soon as he saw it, Dave was hooked and had to give it a try. Although he had wrestled when he was much younger, his main hesitation was if he would be able to do it at his age and physical condition.

Dave signed up for Jiu-Jitsu in Spring, TX in February 2016. His instructor, asked that he set a goal of committing to a year of training. Well, he gave it his best and the results have been amazing. Dave lost 100 pounds, his A1C (diabetes indicator) went to mid-normal range, his blood pressure dropped, his heart rate dropped, he felt great, and as an added bonus he is having a blast.

He earned his purple belt recently. His jiu-jitsu journey has absolutely exceeded his expectations. Dave would never have believed the improvement to his health. He's much happier than he has been in many decades. He's gained friends, and is part of the very close-knit local community.

Dave loves sharing his story. His journey has been amazing and hopes to continue for many more years. So if you are looking for a fun activity that will also help you lose weight like Dave did, then click here http://karatelafayette.com/classes/Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu- to find out more info on how our classes can help you reach your goals.


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