Eloisa Crespo Success Story
Eloisa Crespo Success Story
Eloisa Crespo a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
A brief introduction to yourself ?
My name is Eloisa Crespo better known as Yasmina, I am 36 years old, Spanish and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
How did you develop your fondness for karate?
My start in jiu-jitsu was because of a very sad story, my mother just died and they fired me from work the day after she was buried. I was left alone with two small children and two brothers, that’s when I decided to try something new to clear my mind of all that situation.
What drew you to Karate out of all other sports?
What I like the most about Jiu-jitsu unlike other sports is that when you are training you completely disconnect from all the problems, the self-esteem and security it brings you, the health benefits and how self-defense is great.
At what age did you start learning karate?
I started practicing Jiu-Jitsu when I was 28 years old before I played volleyball and swimming.
What was the highest prize you won?
My greatest title is World Champion.
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
My greatest idol and inspiration in this sport is my Master Gilberto Ferraz.
How did you get to this position and how was your journey being in this sport?
I never really imagined becoming a black belt or living by Jiu-Jitsu, as I said before, everything started to clear my mind of the situation. I was experiencing it and has been a path full of constant challenges but without hesitation, I would do it again.
Do you take karate as your profession or is it just a hobby?
I am currently a jiu-jitsu teacher in the United Arab Emirates specifically in Abu Dhabi where I also teach at a club.
Who’s been an inspiration for you throughout your sports journey?
My greatest inspiration is my Master Gilberto Ferraz, he is one of the most important people in my life.
What challenges did you come across on getting where you are at today? You can share any injury story as well.
Well really as a woman I have never had any problem despite training mostly with men, my biggest challenge has always been being the teacher’s wife is like you have to be showing all the time that you really deserve each belt and that you don’t they give away and injuries and training with pain, that always tends to be quite demotivating.
What motivates you the most about your profession as an athlete?
Be better in my profession.
What are your strengths as both an athlete and as a person?
The constancy and the force of overcoming.
Do you have something you want everyone to learn?
Well, my message is that life is as hard as you want to live it and that we must lose the fear of making mistakes, I am always doing things that I cannot do, this is how I manage to do them because discipline is the bridge between your goals and your achievements.