Alfred Julian Campbell
Martial Art has always been a passion of mine ever since I was young growing up. I have always been active, very involved in different sports and very competitive. Soccer was my first sport was very good at it, played high level then moved on to Basketball and just missed out on going over to the United state to play College Ball.
. In 2012 I took up Martial art starting of with Zen Do Kai and Muay thai but then I was very curious about learning more about other arts and then in August 2012 I took up BJJ and became addicted. I have travelled and train with some of the best grapplers and fighters around the world. I now run my own Academy under one of the best Black belts in Australia and I intend on furthering my Journey, learning, competing, hoping to compete at the biggest bjj comps around the world, and pass down all my knowledge to the younger and current generation all that I have been taught about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so they can pass it on also.
Q&A Session Between Alfred Julian Campbell and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?
Answer: The thing that inspires me about BJJ is that You’re always learning about new things like submissions/escapes etc.
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: The ability to learn and teach inspires me the most. Everyday or night that I deliver a class to help others improve their game.
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: To train hard and compete as much as I can. Next 3 years- Travel all around and compete at the highest level with the best athletes. Next 5 years- Travel around the world to share my knowledge.
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: I have been training BJJ for almost 6 years now. Started back in August 2012.
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: I train every day except Sundays. If I’m not training I’m drilling.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: Opening my own Academy has been my biggest accomplishment so far.
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: My go to finishing move is the triangle
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: It takes a lot of hard work, determination and the power of will.
Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?
Answer: I have my GI, No GI stuff, Wrestling boots. All for different days of the week.