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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and BMX - Outsid/In by Albino & PretoJIU JITSU AND THE BMX MINDSET

Three BMX riders. Three lifelong Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. A quick look at how BJJ affected the lives and careers of this squad of athletes.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and BMX Rider Max Vu - Outsid/In by Albino & Preto

MAX VU

Started BMX at age 4.

Started BJJ at age 4.

Currently Orange Belt in BJJ

Max Says:

“BMX and Jiu Jitsu both have a deep connection with each other mentally and physically - body control, timing, and mental preparation.”

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Meets BMX - Nick Castillo on Outsid/In

NICK CASTILLO

Started racing BMX at age 4.

Won the Blue Belt World Championships in BJJ at 16 years old.

Owns Transition Jiu Jitsu in Santa Barbara California.

Nick Says:

“I struggled a little bit with mental health after some serious head injuries. I started training jiu jitsu everyday and it truly saved my life.”

Jiu Jitsu and BMX go together perfectly. You have to have a certain kind of motivation to wanto to wake up everyday and dedicate yourself to doing something so risky.”

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Meets BMX - Byron Anderson on Outsid/In

BYRON ANDERSON

Started riding BMX in 1985

Rode professionally from 1996-2007

One of the original Shadow Conspiracy Pro Riders.

Byron Says:

“I started training Jiu Jitsu in 2009. Jiu Jitsu filled a void I felt after stepping down from being a professional rider. It gave me a place to be competitive, focused, and creative.”