Team Elite Bjj Fighter Kimberly Pruyssers Elite Sports


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.


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.