Shawn Rall is 26 years of age from Cleveland Ohio. He has been fighting for a little over 5 years. Before fighting he pursed a career in football but turned to MMA due to his situation at the time. Began to enjoy it and realized this is the sport for him. His coach is John Cook ( Evovle MMA ) and his athletic performance coach is Antonio Coleman, been working with him ever since the 8th grade.
Q&A Session Between Shawn Rall and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ?
Answer: What inspires you about BJJ and MMA is the endless amount of knowledge and experience you can gain in both forms of Martial Arts, it’s always evolving and I like learning new things.
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: I’m inspired by just knowing my capabilities and knowledge I have all the tools to become a champ and leave a better path and legacy for my son as he grows.
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: My goals are simple stay disciplined and continue to grow in the sport and become a mma and bjj world champion.
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: Six years.
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: I tend to train 6 days out the week.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: I would not call anything I’ve achieved a major accomplishment but I won sub of the year in 2016 for bluegrass mma, and turning Pro in 2017, but all in all that doesn’t compare to what my future goals.
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: No go to finishing moves I just control the fight and capitalize off my opponent’s mistakes whether that be a submission or knock-out.
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: In my Elite sports Bag, I keep Gloves and sparring gloves and MMA gloves. Certain days I have my Gi and besides that most of my gear is already at the gym in my locker.
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: Hard work, dedication and sacrifice.