A Short Introduction

10 01 2011

I decided to start this website/blog  in order to convey my thoughts and experiences in jiu-jitsu and to provide a valuable tool to those in the jiu-jitsu world with things such as product and media reviews, interviews, as well as school reviews to help promote jiu-jitsu schools across the country. Why is this important you might ask? Well, in short, jiu-jitsu is my life. It has changed my life completely around ever since I began training. It has molded and shaped me into the person that I am today. It has taught me many life lessons and brought me a world-wide family of friends whom all share the same passion as I.

Who am I? My name is Mark Peltier. I am from the Dallas/Fort Worth,area in Texas. I am currently 22 years old and am a recent graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. I am a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt under Carlos Machado black belt Roberto Kaelin out of Keller, Texas (a suburb of north Ft. Worth). Due to my schooling and traveling, I have trained at numerous schools throughout Texas and the rest of the country. I have also trained with numerous black belts across the state of Texas and around the United States. Among these include multiple time Pan-Am and World Champions. I have trained with jiu-jitsu greats such as: Travis Tooke, Auerlio Gallegos, Tony Passos, Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller, Robert Drysdale, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Marcelo Garcia, Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, and one of my closer coaches of late, Rubens “Cobrniha” Charles. I have competed numerous times throughout Texas and fought world champions on the mat. Some of my tournament accomplishments are:

Battle of H-Town Houston, TX 2010
-Defeated Jarrod Clontz in Brown Belt Super Fight

Grappler’s Quest Europa Show Dallas, TX 2010
-1st Place Advanced No-Gi  190-199.9
-2nd Place Brown Belt 180-210

Fight to Win Texas BJJ Championships North Richland Hills, TX 2010
-2nd Place Advanced No-Gi  190-210
-2nd Place Brown/Black 190-210

Fight to Win Century Championship Austin, TX 2010
-2nd Place Purple 190-210

NAGA Europa Show Dallas, TX 2008
-3rd Place Advanced No-GI 190-199

Some pictures of me and my coaches are below. Also if you wish to learn more about me and my journey up until now in jiu-jitsu, simply go to the top of the page or on the side bar and click on “MY STORY” or simply click here.

Me alongside my coach, mentor, and friend Roberto Kaelin

Myself alongside 4x World Champion Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles

Jiu-jisu has brought great joy to my life. It is much more than a martial art, a sport, or a hobby: It is a way of life. It is a lifestyle. It is a way to live your life every second of every day. As this blog will be about my training, experiences, thoughts, and ideals with regards to jiu-jitsu, it is rightly named with the saying that has helped shape my outlook on life:

Live the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle.

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