Do you sometimes find yourself wishing for better physical attributes to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills? Do you feel like your abilities would be enhanced if only you had longer limbs or better genetics?
It’s time to stop dwelling on what you don’t have and start focusing on what you do. Let me introduce you to Sean Fong, a disabled BJJ practitioner who only has one arm and one leg. Despite this, he trains at Gracie Barra in Sydney, Australia, and is an inspiration to all who know him.
Meet Sean Fong, Para Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
Sean Fong, a disabled BJJ practitioner who only has one arm and one leg due to an accident with a train at the age of 7.
According to an old interview made by Gracie Barra, despite his physical limitations, he trains 2-3 times a week at Gracie Barra gym in Sydney and recently earned his third stripe.
Sean’s natural competitive drive kicks in when he’s on the mat, and he’s motivated by his desire to be involved and compete, regardless of his handicap. When asked about his favorite Gracie Barra fighter, he chooses Roger Gracie for his simple and effective techniques. According to Sean, people should stay positive, set goals, and begin each day with a purpose. Don’t let anyone define your limits, because your focus determines your reality.
So, the next time you catch yourself complaining about your physical disadvantages, think of Sean and his incredible accomplishments. Remember that BJJ was created to give the weak a chance against the strong and that even with a smaller, weaker frame, you can hold your own against physically imposing opponents.
Embrace the challenge and take pride in your achievements. With the right mindset, you can achieve greatness in Jiu-Jitsu, no matter your physical attributes. So, let Sean Fong’s story inspire you to reach new heights and never give up on your goals.