Gerry Hurtado

How long have you been training?

22 years

Why did you begin training?

I Loved the fact that a smaller person could potentially beat a larger person in combat.

What encourages you the most about your practice?

Constant growth and learning.

What challenges you the most?

Getting older in a sport dominated by younger, athletic people.

How have you evolved as a result of it?

Constantly training my body and mind. Keeping my fundamentals sharp and the mental power to never give up.

What is something that you learned about BJJ that was unexpected?

How I can control my mind to do just about anything.