Jose Manuel Leon
I started jiu jitsu in 2010 because I wanted to get in shape. After training two months I competed for the first time and I fell in love with competing. I have won a bunch of tournaments at every belt level but winning worlds at purple belt and Pan Americans at brown are the biggest to date. I started teaching in 2017 and received my black belt that same year. Coaching teaching kids and adults passing on jiu jitsu is my new passion.
Q&A Session Between Jose Manuel Leon and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?
Answer: Jiu jitsu inspires me because its infinite you can always learn something new
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: My mother inspires me because she showed me to put your head down and work hard
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: My yearly goal to be a world champion master or adult. My 3 year goal is to have my own academy up and ruining producing jiu jitsu champions. My 5 year goal is to expand to my academy and new locations
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: 8 years
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: I train every day at least 2 times a day including weekends
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: Won masters worlds at purple belt
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: The omaplata from lasso
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: A good mind set and training everyday
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?
Answer:Elite GI, Rash Guard, Elite Belt, Tape, Knee Brace