weiss sakhizada

​NICKNAME​:  "KIMURA TRAP STAR" -AKA- "WEISS IS NICE" 

biRTHDAY:  3/26/1988

ORIGIN:   JAMAICA, QUEENS, NEW YORK

ACADEMY:   ESSENTIAL jiu jitsu, SUCKER FREE JIUJITSU

BELT RANK:   black belt

SPONSORS:   mighty roll

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU? 8 yrs 

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE? kickboxing

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF BJJ IN RECENT YEARS AND WHERE DO YOU SEE IT GOING? I THINK ITS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. JIU-JITSU IS GROWING AND EVER CHANGING. MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAINING WITH ONE ANOTHER OUTSIDE THEIR GYM, AND SHARING TECHNIQUES WITH each other. MORE HIGH LEVEL GUYS ARE RELEASING THEIR TECHNIQUES commercially.  THE NEXT BATCH OF GRAPPLERS ARE ALWAYS MORE EQUIPPED AND DYNAMIC THEN THE LAST.

WHAT WAS THE INTIAL REASON FOR STARTING UP "SUCKER FREE JIU JITSU" ? WE STARTED SUCKER FREE BECAUSE MOVING UP THE RANKS WE ENCOUNTERED A LOT OF ASPECTS IN JIU-JITSU THAT WE WEREN'T FOND OF. WE WANTED TO DO AWAY WITH THAT NEGATIVITY AND FOCUS ON WHAT WE LOVED. TRAINING, EACH OTHERS COMPANY, RESPECTING ONE ANOTHER AND LAUGHTER.

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF YOUR GYM TO TRAIN WITH DIFFERENT BODIES AND STYLES? MAN, SUPER IMPORTANT. IF YOU AREN'T TRAINING WITH OTHER BODIES YOU WILL GET TOO COMFORTABLE TRAINING WITH THE SET TRAINING PARTNERS YOU HAVE AND STRICTLY TRYING TO OVERCOME THEIR STYLE, INSTEAD OF GROWING YOUR OWN.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE COMPETITOR TO WATCH THESE DAYS AND WHY? JT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE COMPETITOR. HE'S INCREDIBLY FIERCE and ALWAYS EXCITING TO WATCH. KEENAN BECAUSE HE IS A GENIUS AND NICHOLAS MEREGALI BECAUSE JIU-JITSU NEEDS AN AGRESSIVE GUARD PLAYING/PASSING MONSTER LIKE HIM WHO'S ALWAYS GOING FOR THE KILL.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES BESIDES BJJ? I LIKE TO SKATEBOARD, LIFT WEIGHTS, PLAY VIDEO GAMES, COOK, DESIGN APPAREL, BE RIDICULOUS ON SOCIAL MEDIA