Team Elite Bjj Fighter Kenneth Urena Araya Elite Sports

Kenneth Ureña Valverde


Full Name Kenneth Ureña Valverde
Class Light
Weight 86lb
Rank Gray-black belt
Height 4'10"
Association Roger Coelho


My name is Kenneth Ureña Araya, I am 10 years old, I live in Cartago, Costa Rica. I started to train BJJ August 29 , 2016; proximally 1 year and 10 months ago. I started to train BJJ because I was being a victim of bullying at the school, because of that my parents were looking for a sport that can help me release stress because the situation and at the same time teach me a better way to handle situations like bullying in my life. Since the moment I started to train BJJ, I felt in love of the sport and I give my very best in every training and competition, the competition, the people I met, how to see that everyone encourage to each other in order to just get a technique right...

Q&A Session Between Kenneth Ureña Araya and Elite Sports

Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?

Answer: The competition, The fight that feeling that you get a few minutes before and during the fight itself, learn new things, meet new people

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

Answer: Chamo and Ricardin are my inspiration in BJJ because they had been always there supporting me and also open their friendship to me.

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

Answer: I want to win Pan Kids, so I am working hard to achieve that goal, also meet new people through BJJ.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: 1 year 10 months

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: 5 or 6 days a week

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

Answer: Always pay attention, train hard every day, think quick

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

Answer: Bow and arrow choke

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

Answer: It is a person that always give the best of him/herself to achieve his/her goals...

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: Water, rashguard,Gi, mouth guard...