Daniel Roy

Stats

Full Name Daniel Roy
Weight 210 lbs
Rank Brown belt
Height 5’ 11”
Association Goliath Jiu Jitsu
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Biography

His journey started back in 2009. He drove by Travis Lutter’s gym in Fort Worth. He was a big UFC fan and thought it would be fun to try out. He never knew then what kind of impact it would have on his life. He was hooked after his first day and started training every day and sometimes twice a day. He couldn’t get enough. After 1 year he was awarded with his blue belt! He would stay there 1 more year or so until he moved to Genesis BJJ in River Oaks. He moved because he felt he needs a change in environment. Genesis at the time was ran by Albert Hughes and Tony Tipton. Former coaches at Lutters.

He really liked their style and take on BJJ. He was awarded with his purple belt after a few years. In 2014 he began to teach and fell in love with that. Watching everyone’s technique progress over the months was awesome too see! Especially when it was tournament time and they would bring back some medals! Or if they pulled off the sweep or submission they had been working on. In 2016 he decided it was time to open his own academy. He was very nervous at first and did tons of research and paperwork. After signing on the dotted line Goliath Jiu Jitsu was born! they started in an 800 sq ft warehouse.

He loved it even though it had lime green walls and no AC. They eventually made changes and had the gym looking really nice. Once his one-year lease was up they moved to a 1200 sq ft warehouse where they're currently located. July 15th, He was awarded with his brown belt! It was so awesome for him, since he is not part of another gym it’s taken a bit longer to get but it was worth the wait. He has big plans in the future for himself and his gym. Taking it day by day for now and currently working on becoming a certified personal trainer.

Achievements


White Belt:
- TXBJJ - Gold
- TXBJJ - Bronze
- TXBJJ - Gold
- North Texas Grappling - Silver
- North Texas Grappling - Gold
Blue Belt:
- NABJJF - Gold
- Snow Enduro - Gold
- Europa Súper Show - Silver
- AGF - Gold
- AGF - Silver
Purple Belt:
- NAGA - Silver
- Matshark - Gold
- Matshark - Gold
- Matshark - Silver
- Matshark - Silver

Q&A Session Between Daniel Roy and Elite Sports

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer:
 - White Belt
TXBJJ - Gold
TXBJJ - Bronze
TXBJJ - Gold
North Texas Grappling - Silver
North Texas Grappling - Gold
 - Blue belt
NABJJF - Gold
Snow Enduro - Gold
Europa Súper Show - Silver
AGF - Gold
AGF - Silver
 - Purple belt
NAGA - Silver
Matshark - Gold
Matshark - Gold
Matshark - Silver
Matshark - Silver

Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?

Answer: Even though it is a fictional movie I am very inspired by the Rocky movies. They have taught me to never quit and anything can be achieved with the right mindset, hard work and dedication.

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer: I am aiming for my first NAGA belt this year. 3 years I’d like to have a larger gym and start running the gym full time. 5 yrs I’d like to start looking at opening a second location.

Question: What does it mean for you to be a fighter?

Answer: To be a Fighter is like combining all the ingredient of passion, Dedication and in last never quit

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: I have been training 8 ½ yrs 5. How often do you train? I train 4-5 days of BJJ and 5-6 days of weight training

Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?

Answer: That there is always something to learn and something you can always learn from someone. It’s like a huge puzzle and I love problem solving.

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: I train 4-5 days of BJJ and 5-6 days of weight training

Question: What should we learn from the legends /or from the seniors?

Answer: Patience, self belief and never let you down instead how hard the situation is.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Lots of heart and dedication

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer: Kimura, it’s been my bread and butter since day 1.

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: I usually keep a clean Elite Gi, No-Gi shorts, Rash guard, Belt, BCAAs. No, I tend to keep the same things in there. I like to be prepared for anything and everything.