Hello Rodolfo, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello everyone, my name is Rodolfo Martin, I am from Valencia, Spain and I will be in the next edition of Abu Dhabi World Pro trying to win the championship.
Is it your first time participating in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship?
Yes, it is the first time. I have always competed in Spain for a phobia of flying. A few months ago I overcame that fear and I have obtained good results in my international competitions and I have always had the dream of winning a World Cup.
How is your training going leading up to the ADWPJJC?
I train hard every day to be prepared, you never train enough for such a demanding championship. I do 10 Jiu Jitsu trainings per week + 3 physical preparation. I constantly prepare with my coach Alejandro Carreras in Alicante, Spain. He is also going to fight at the World Pro, and we are going to get a very good result.
How did the sport of Jiu Jitsu impact you on a personal level? Why do you recommend youth to practice the sport?
Jiu Jitsu helped me a lot to improve myself as a person, as a son, as a friend. It really is my life.
I would recommend everyone to train Jiu Jitsu because apart from joining a family it is a sport that can be practiced at any age, it adapts to all kinds of people due to the number of different techniques, and you do not have to be strong or flexible, Jiu Jitsu will adapt to you.
How do you see Abu Dhabi hosting global Jiu Jitsu championships and giving the chance for athletes to compete against the best in the world?
I think Abu Dhabi is an emerging power in Jiu Jitsu thanks to the determination of its leaders and their desire to promote Jiu Jitsu as a way of life.
Who influenced you the most in developing your BJJ game?
My teacher, Alejandro Carreras.
Would you like to give any advice to our readers that would help them either on the mat or in their lives?
Never give up, go train even if you are tired, unmotivated or angry, we always get good things on the mat on a bad day.
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