Jason Khalipa, who is one of the world’s most famous CrossFit athlete, recently posted a picture of himself winning his first BJJ tournament on Instagram. Khalipa has done BJJ training since the beginning of 2016, and his daughter was discovered to have Leukemia soon after he commenced training. Amazingly, he was able to carry on training for CrossFit and BJJ, whilst looking after his daughter and growing his business. The tournament he won decisively, on October 23, 2016, was the adult 208 pound division of the US Open.
Really cool experience tonight at my first BJJ competition. Thankful to have finished 1st in my division "adult 208lb" (tough matches). Big thank you to @ashleykhalipa for always supporting me unconditionally. 2017 CrossFit Games season is next. @heroesmartialarts @bjjsamurais @jacksinho @ali_sv @mounirgad @ml_walker #progenexmove @doordie @essj_bobby