The Ruotolo bros are some of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world. They’ve been training for a long time – ever since they were young kids…
But when they were 11 or 12 years old, they wanted to stop training!
Tye Ruotolo shared why that’s the case:
I would say the closest we ever got to maybe quitting was around 11 or 12.
We were training like four times a day. It was a lot. Morning, nights.
I think a lot of it too is the vibe of where we were training. You know, we just weren’t fitting in.
It just didn’t feel like it was the right vibe, the right fit for us.
They thought that would be it as far as their love for Jiu-Jitsu is concerned:
So I remember we were younger kids at that time, and we were kind of, like: “OK, we’re kind of over jiu-jitsu”, you know, and I thought we were kind of – our love for it was dying out.
Luckily enough, the Ruotolo brothers rediscovered their love for Jiu-Jitsu via Andre Galvao:
We changed the gyms, you know, and boom, we found Andre Galvao.
He showed us good vibes and ignited our passion for it again.
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