5 questions, 5 keys to understand who is Brandon Walensky, double world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2013 and 2015) in brown belt. At 24, the Clark Gracie’s assistant is scheduled for a golden future.
Judo or BJJ ?
I prefer BJJ because of submissions, even though Judo has submissions as well, it is more focused on throws and takedowns.
Gi or No Gi ?
I love the Gi and I will always prefer the Gi. But it happens that I am better in No Gi because of the ability to create scrambles and, moreover, it compliments my game a lot more.
When I think about the word submission, I think about the triangle because it’s my favourite technique.
Clark Gracie ?
He is my professor, my friend and my role model. I respect him a lot and I am proud to represent him.
Both of my parents are born in Guadalajara. I feel at home when I go there. I love the people and the food.
By Ludovic Mauchien