I am 28 years olds and from Lafayette, Louisiana . I am married with 3 children. My whole family trains jiujitsu on a regular basis. My husband and I run a swimming pools business. We found our gym Gladiators Academy of Lafayette when my son was being bullied at school. After 6 months of my husband and son started training my husband wanted me to learn self defense. I was very hesitant at first. It has been 4 years since I first stepped on the mats and now I couldn't imagine my life without jiujitsu.
Q&A Session Between Aimee Olds and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ?
Answer: Jiujitsu helps keep my anxiety and stress under control. It also has made me a more confident person. It has also taught me many valuable lessons and humbled me . I learned that there is always a way out of a situation even in life . You just have to be patient and find it.
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: I have quite a few people who inspire me. My husband and children inspire every day to be the best person I can be on and off the mats. They encourage me and push me to reach my goals. My professors and team mates inspire me to be a better jiujitsu practitioner and help me in growing our women's jiujitsu community in our area! My parents and in laws for always supporting my family and I on our jiujitsu journey.
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: My goal for this year 2017 would be to compete in another submission only tournament. Within the next 3 years my goal is to have my purple belt and compete in Worlds. Within the next 5 years my goal is to have my black belt!
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: I startes training the end of 2013
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: I train at least 3 days a week but if I'm getting ready for a tournament I usually train 7 days a week.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
-2014 Southern Grappling-Silver Gi
-2015 NAGA-silver Gi Southern Grappling-silver Gi -Gold nogi
-2016 Agf-silver gi & nogi Naga-gold gi & silver nogi Gladiators Games-gold gi & nogi
-2017 Hosted Girls In Gis - Lafayette Event March mayhem-silver gi & gold nogi Summer Slam-gold gi & nogi Submission Hunter Pro 13- Winner
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: Arm bar from gaurd
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: Good technique and sportsmanship of course and also hard work and dedication
Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?