Keenan Cornelius (blue gi) of Team Lloyd Irvin
It is probably true that the majority of purple and brown belt athletes out there have priorities in life that come before their Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Woe to those poor recreational, non-black belt jiu-jitsu competitors who happen upon one of our interviewees in today’s show.
Today we begin our featured interviews with Keenan Cornelius (Team Lloyd Irvin), followed by a conversation with Michael Liera Jr. and Brian Morizi who both compete under the Atos Jiu-Jitsu flag. Keenan and Michael are purple belts and Brian was promoted to brown belt last week (congrats!).
Over the course of the past 12 months each name has carved a path through their divisions in industrial-strength jiu-jitsu competitions like the Europeans, the Pans, and World Pro Jiu-Jitsu. Double golds are not uncommon.
Points to ponder after listening to this show:
- Are you excited to train harder for competition or do you now want to throw in the towel?
- What in the world is going to happen when these guys reach black belt?!?
Atos Jiu-Jitsu’s Michael Liera and Brian Morizi