Korean men’s 77-kilogram jiu-jitsu champion Koo Bon-cheol, 26, had an unusual path to jiu-jitsu .At the age of 20, he signed up at a local dojo to learn mixed martial arts (MMA) as a hobby.” As I was training, I realized that the dojo specialized in jiu-jitsu, not MMA,” he says. “I didn’t know it at the time, but looking back, I think it was a lucky choice for me.” Despite his late start, Koo quickly improved his skills .A fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, Koo quickly became one of the best jiu-jitsu fighters in Korea through solid fundamentals and hard work .An avid athlete, Koo devoted himself to his training, living in the dojo every day, and overcame some of the country’s top athletes one by one. “My athletic career was short, but I thought I had to work twice or three times as hard to catch up with others,” he said, “I trained for more than eight hours every day.” Koo began to make a name for himself in international competitions. He defeated top Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors in various events .As he became a dominant force in Korea, Koo began to be considered a medal contender for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, and he proved it on Saturday when he won the men’s 77-kilogram jiu-jitsu final at the Linfu Gymnasium in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, with a 4-1 advantage over Bahrain’s Abdullah Munfaredi. “Before the match, I had doubts about whether I could win a medal at the Asian Games, and I was afraid,” said Koo in the post-match press area. “With the help of the people around me, I played with confidence, and I think that led to a good result.””My final opponent is a guard-oriented player, and I thought I could win if I could get the maximum advantage from the top and hold on,” he said, “and I think the strategy worked well.” “I have a special person to thank,” Koo continued, “When I first started jiu-jitsu, I used my younger brother (Koo Bon-hwan) as a sparring partner, and I’m sorry that I gave him a hard time,” he said, scratching his head. “My brother also learned jiu-jitsu and is now serving as an officer, and I want to share his joy with him,” he said. “I’m getting married next year, and my bride-to-be came all the way here to cheer me on,” he said, adding, 카지노사이트 “I feel like I’ve prepared a wonderful wedding gift.” He smiled broadly.