Epi 144 Shannon Kitchen Shares His Amazing Story

This week we bring you an amazing story from Shannon Kitchen. Shannon is a blue belt training in Kentucky under Relson Gracie. Shannon has a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the bellybutton down, and he is legally blind. This interview will leave you motivated to keep training and enjoying the process. Shannon Kitchen BJJ 1

We talk about:

  • How he injured his spinal cord
  • Doing self defense from a wheelchair
  • Starting BJJ
  • His favorite techniques
  • How BJJ has helped his balance
  • What it was like to get his blue belt
  • Rolling for the first time
  • Grapplers heart
  • Rolling with glass still in his face under his skin


Quote of the week:  “A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.” Dan Gable

Article of the week: Roll Longer As A BJJ White Belt With These Simple Tips


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