Mixed Martial Artists From Hawaii: B.j. Penn, Kendall Grove, Mike Aina Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156220801

Published: May 31st 2010

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32 pages


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Mixed Martial Artists From Hawaii: B.j. Penn, Kendall Grove, Mike Aina by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781156220801 | 8.78 Mb

Chapters: B.j. Penn, Kendall Grove, Mike Aina. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books withoutMoreChapters: B.j. Penn, Kendall Grove, Mike Aina. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jay Dee B.J. Penn (born December 13, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner of Hawaiian descent who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In 2000, he became the first American-born winner of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the black-belt category. Penn is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion and was a coach on the The Ultimate Fighter 5 reality show. He became only the second fighter to win UFC titles in two different weight classes (the other being Randy Couture), after he won the lightweight title at UFC 80, having previously won the UFCs Welterweight title from Matt Hughes at UFC 46. He is currently ranked by Sherdog as the #2 Lightweight fighter in the world.

At the age of seventeen, Penn began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after being introduced to it by his neighbor, Tom Callos. Callos had put up fliers in local gyms looking for people to train with, and BJs father Jay Dee Penn had called Callos and said his boys were interested.

Callos then taught BJ and his brother what he knew. In 1997 Penn began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ralph Gracie, eventually earning his purple belt from Gracie. At that point he moved to Nova Unio where he was eventually awarded his black belt in 2000 by Andre Pederneiras. A few weeks later he became the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Penns most well-known and prestigous achievement was placing first in the black belt division in the 2000 world championships, he had success at the Mundials in previous years.

In 1999, at the age of 20, Pen...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1328244



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