Success story of Emma Negro
A short introduction to yourself?
My name is Emma and I am 10 years old. I am a bjj athlete.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning?
I started training in jiu jitsu with my brother when I was 7 years old. I didn’t like it in the beginning so I stopped training for a year. After my best friend Paloma started training I decided to go back to the gym and train again. My brother Luca and my coach Jon helped me stay motivated even when I wasn’t very good.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold?
I train in brazilian jiu jitsu and I am a gray belt.
Are you a member of any sports team? if not have you ever been?
I am part of Flowhouse BJJ / Team Robson Moura
Do you have a favorite sports teacher?
My Coach Jon and my Professor Carlos. They are both amazing
Describe your major highlights and achievements in sports in the past.
I started competing last year in June as a white belt. Since then I earned my gray-white belt and my gray belt and I competed in many events. Recently I won gold in IBJJF Atlanta open and in Jiu Jitsu World League in Orlando and I competed in my first superfight at Submission Grappling Series
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
I train every day, I am very committed to my training. I want to get better and one day be a black belt like my Professor Carlos. I also want to win PAN.
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
In the beginning when I started competing it was hard and I was losing a lot. One competition I lost all of my fights in three different brackets. It was hard to decide to compete again but I did it and after a few losses I started winning again. I am proud of myself for deciding not to quit competing that day.
What motivates you most about your profession?
One day I want to be as good as my brother and become a sponsored athlete so I can help my parents pay for the tournament’s travels and gear to keep competing at the highest level. My dad is also inspiring me because he started training in bjj at 40 years old and he just won PAN!
Do you think everybody should practice sports or do you want everyone to learn?
I think everyone should learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it teaches how to be a better version of yourself and believe in yourself even when things are not easy.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of my win at the Atlanta Open because it’s an important tournament. I am also proud of my wins at NAGA Orlando because I won 4 gold medals in a day, and I’m super proud of myself for competing in my first superfight because even if I lost against a very tough opponent we won fight of the night because our fight was the most entertaining.
Are there any short-term goals you’d like to accomplish in the next few months to a couple of years?
I want to win my first superfight and win PAN kids in July
Your Email: email@example.com
Your Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/emma_el_capitan/
For more success stories and latest updates follow us on our social media platforms
Facebook: One vs two news | Facebook
Instagarm: OnevsTwoNews (@onevstwonews) • Instagram photos and videos
#onevstwonews #sportsnews #espn #sports #athletes #running #kenyasports #karate #goldmedal martialarts #oss #judo #wrestling #fitness #kickboxing #boxing #nogi #artesuave #bjjlife #jiujitsuparatodos #blackbelt #selfdefense #ibjjf #bjjgirls #jiujitsulife #karate #fight #training #spirit #athlete #nairobi #africa #championship