It’s Never Too Late To Be A Savage

It's never too late to be a savage

Alan Phillips of Legacy BJJ In Burbank, California is 71 years old. He has been training for four years under Alberto Crane.

Here is Alan’s story below:

He considers the Jiu Jitsu Academy his home.

Alan has overcome anger issues through jiu Jitsu. Alan has been competing the past 4 years and says he’s been humbled by the mats. He trains very hard and had some skin cancers bouts. He’s got scars to remind himself daily.

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Cancer has made him think deeply about what he does with his life.

He feels like he has to do something that he wants to do everyday and Jiu Jitsu makes him happy everyday. Jiu Jitsu has replaced work as his passion and purpose. His nickname is “Savage” because he choked out a huge guy in a tournament one time.

After this occurred a guy in the crowd came up to him and said he lost his son who used to train Jiu Jitsu. The guy was going to begin to train to be closer to his son. They both cried as they spoke to one another.

Alan speaks about the brotherhood of Jiu Jitsu and the caring that goes on which makes it different from other martial arts.

Toward the end of the video Alan gets his brown belt from Professor Alberto Crane.

Alan wants to be seen as an example if anything is to be remembered of his life.


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