I am a single mom of 4 boys ages 18, 12,10, 8 teaching a training Jiu Jitsu full time at Pacific Top Team in Corona, California.
Competitions & Results
* 2017 - Purple Belt
NABJJF San Diego open GI Champion, weight and Absolute
NABJJF San Diego Open No Gi Champion, weight and Absolute
IBJJF Pan Am silver medalist, division
IBJJF Dallas Open Silver Medalist, Division
* 2016 - Purple Belt
NABJJF Silver Medalist weight
* 2016 - Blue Belt
NABJJF All American Champion weight and Absolute
IBJJF PAn Am Silver Medalist Weight and Absolute
NABJJF LA Open Champion, weight and Absolute
IBJJF World Masters Silver Medalist
NABJJF 12th Annual Champion weight and Absolute
Jiu Jiu World League World Champion, weight and Absolute
IBJJF World Pro Champion
* 2015 - Purple Belt
SBJJF Absolute World Champion
* 2015 - White Belt
Grappling X Silver medalist
* 2014 - White Belt
LA Open Champion
Q&A Session Between Kimberly Pruyssers and Elite Sports
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: I started training Jiu Jitsu in September of 2013.
Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?
Answer: BJJ inspires me because it is difficult. Nothing comes easy, nothing is given to you and you have to work really hard to be successful!
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: I have had multiple instructors the inspire me. Currently my biggest inspiration is my own Professor, JP Garcia. He believes in me when I don’t believe in myself and always inspires me to give my best.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: I am a multiple time World Champion at Blue Belt level as well at Multiple Time Silver Medalist at Pan Ames at both Blue and Purple Belt
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: Being champion in Jiu Jitsu is a lot of your mindset. You have to work hard, be self-motivated and be able to endure the hard times to reap the rewards of reaching the top of the podium. I also believe that Gold Medals do not necessarily make you a champion. Winning like a champion is easy. Loosing like a champion is the true test of a champion.
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: I train everyday occasionally taking a Sunday Off. Typically, twice a day, morning and night.
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: Goals for next year are to compete in every big tournament. IBJJF Europeans, Pan Ames, Worlds and World Masters at Purple belt and win. Next 3 years, to continue to train hard, become stronger, faster and more fluid. Next 5 years…. Be close to getting my black belt, and then winning championships at Black Belt Level.
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: I love the Bow and Arrow Choke and feel pretty confident if someone gives me their back I can finish.
Question: Who is your favorite fighter?
Answer: My Professor, JP Garcia.
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: Typically, I have two sets of gear. One for conditioning, one for training Jiu Jitsu. Shorts, tanks, Rash Guard and Gi. I also carry all my supplements with me so I can take them quickly after training. Protein shake, glutamine, glucosamine and Amines are a daily must.