Ben Kunzle had suffered a severe spinal cord injury back in this year, while preparing for the 2022 IBJJF World Championships… Which left him tetraplegic.
However, Kunzle didn’t quit. He’s been showcasing his hard work on Instagram, as well as an enormous drive to get back to everyday training.
And, of course, results and improvements keep coming… With the latest one being a promotion to black belt!
He shared that, for him, the black belt was never in doubt:
For me, getting the Black Belt was never an if it was more of a question of when.
Almost 13 years ago I walked into a Jiu-Jitsu gym with hopes of beating up my big brother. I had no idea the effect that the sport would have on my life.
For Kunzle, the lessons in and through Jiu-Jitsu have been numerable:
Jiu-Jitsu has taught me how to stand up for myself, how to keep going when times get tough, that, even on your worst days, you’re capable of greatness, and so much more.
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BJJ Eastern Europe congratulates Ben on his promotion – and we cannot wait to see the successes that the future has in store for him!