BJJ Purple Belt, EBI veteran and vegan athlete “Wu-Tang Pete” joins the show! We talk about BJJ saving him from addiction, competition and his reasons for becoming a vegan athlete. Click “Read More” for show notes!

SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro to martial arts
  • How training was his lifeline growing up in a split family
  • How Jiu-Jitsu saved him from addiction
  • Competition as a tool to evolve your Jiu-Jitsu
  • What drew him to BJJ over other martial arts
  • Practicality of martial arts
  • Going from training in a garage to Paragon Jiu-Jitsu
  • Getting exposure to Professor Franjinha
  • His favorite Franjinha story
  • Teammates keeping each other accountable
  • His decision to become a vegan
  • Common misconceptions about veganism
  • What he feels has been the biggest benefit of being a vegan athlete
  • Body building
  • “Gym Warriors”
  • Competition formats
  • 2017 Goals
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