Australian BJJ black belt Kit Dale Kit has won the World Pro at blue and purple belt and until he reached black belt, had only lost 6 matches in competition.
He is Australia’s most accomplished competitor ever having competed at Copa Podio, Metamoris and Polaris.
Kit has had to put his BJJ career on hold as he suffered a sever knee injury which has already kept him away from Jiu-Jitsu for the past 9 months. As of today, he still hasn’t been operated.
Kit has been focusing on other things in the meantime. He made a name for himself with the numerous funny short videos that went viral all over the internet. The videos got him noticed by people from show business. He also starred in a short film directed by his brother Scott Dale called ‘Beyond the Water’s Edge’.
He has now landed a leading role in the movie Iron Sky: The Coming Race which has begun filming in Belgium this week. Kit is having a great time there learning from experienced actors like Tom Green and Udo Krier.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW!!!..
for the last 7 weeks I’ve been training twice a day, practicing my standard American Accent hours daily (just ask my friends and family, they literally want to kill me.) and reading this script over and over again and working scenes with my acting buddies and Coach Andy Mcphee..
6 weeks ago i got a msg from movie Director Timo Vuorensola asking me if id like to Audition for a Main role in his new movie Iron Sky, The Coming Race.. at first I thought NO F-ING WAY! But as the Universe always does, it brings you what you ask for. and ever since i was a little kid i’ve always wanted to act in a big movie… needless to say I went home and taped my Audition and sent it. long story short, 4 video auditions, a skype meeting with the director and producer and an agreement with my acting manager later.. and here i am in Belgium acting in one of the most exciting movies i could have asked for..
All i want to say is thank you for the support..And think big, aim high! And chase your dreams, until they are you reality!
love you all..
see you on the dark side of the moon!
The first movie, Iron Sky was a 2012 Finnish-Australian-German comic science fiction action film directed by Timo Vuorensola and written by Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko. It tells the story of a group of Nazi Germans who, having been defeated in 1945, fled to the Moon, where they built a space fleet to return in 2018 and conquer Earth.
A follow-up to the 2012 film, Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2016) is a the sequel in which Nazis plan to take over the world after lying dormant in a secret military base on the moon.
Watch the trailer:
Kit Dale’s short film trailer:
A few months ago, Kit also shared his thoughts on why he has lost interest in competition Jiu-Jitsu:
“One reason I lost a lot of interest in competition Jiu jitsu..
I slowly realised competition Brazilian jiu jitsu is not by any means the be all that ends all in jiu jitsu.. Nor does it distinguish truly who the best grapplers in the world are..
It’s simply a medium in which two people battle their own demons, to see who can impose their will the most in a short amount of time. Jiu jitsu was made to finish an opponent with little effort by tiring your opponent out, using chess like strategies to catch your opponent off. This usually takes a long long time against a high level opponent, and many matches to figure out weaknesses and develop strategies. You can’t do that in 10 minutes..
I believe if you took every final at the World Championships and let the two competitors compete till submission 10 times in a row, the outcome would possibly be far different from the original match.. Since it isn’t geared that way it’s set up to suit the specialist rather than the strategist of today’s jiu jitsu..
Competition is now geared more towards the athletes.. Not that this is a bad thing..
It’s just the evolution of it..
And it takes most of my enjoyment of jiu jitsu out.. Yeah I like competing because I gain a lot from the experience in which I can take into larger parts of life.. But the true beauty in jiu jitsu in my eyes is the problem solving aspect of it.. When you can get tapped by someone, go home think about your strategy then change your game to try and win the next time..
Competition does not allow for this as it is one match and too short.. It’s more a test of fitness and heart.. Credit to the champions because it is in no way easy.. But for me it’s about much more than than medals or championships, I have won my fair share of matches, I only lost 6 matches up until black belt, I know the feeling of victory, but it subsides quickly and all you are left with are the lessons in which you learned on the way..
And for this reason I will still compete but I will never give my all in terms of fitness for jiu jitsu or training more than I enjoy..
I’ve been drinking too much coffee again!”