Yeah I know the name is quirky but I couldn’t come up with a better alternative. I’m a father, a college professor, and a brown belt. My name is Aaron Kampe and I train at the Charlotte Jiu Jitsu Academy (CJJA). It’s run by a guy named John Piper – IBJJF Master’s Gi Brown Belt World Champ. This year he also got 2nd in the Black Belt Nogi Absolute division losing in a close match to Eduardo Telles. CJJA is basically a bunch of tough old guys, many of which have previous grappling experience like wrestling 🙂
I started doing gymnastics when I was a little kid but transitioned to wrestling around 10 years old. I wrestled (somewhat decently) during most of my developmental life in the mountains of North Carolina. Won the junior high state championship as well conference and regionals in highschool. Growing up I took kenpo, muay thai, and krav maga. I was psyched when as an adult I finally found a sport that allowed me to use all my years of wrestling. Now I do – wrestlejitsu.