Possibly the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation, Robert Drysdale is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a rank he earned while training with the legendary coach Leonardo Vieira. Born of an American father and a Brazilian mother Robert Drysdale grew up, for the most part, in Brazil training with one of the most talented teams of the 2000’s era (Brasa). Robert Drysdale was also the 2nd American to win an IBJJF World Championship (2005), later going on to win the ADCC (2007) in the open weight division. Robert Drysdale also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) reaching the pinnacle of the sport, the UFC. By the end of 2013 Drysdale joined forces with Rodrigo Cavaca to form a new grappling team – Zenith BJ
Francisco Santos ``Frank`` Mir III (born May 24, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who competes for Bellator MMA in the Heavyweight division. He formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for sixteen years. A former UFC Heavyweight Champion, he currently holds the record for most fights, victories, and submissions in UFC Heavyweight history, and is tied for 4th most UFC victories overall. Mir possessed the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in UFC history. He was the first man to knock out and the first to submit Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Active competitor and Blue Belt under Robert Drysdale, Kris Olivo is the Director of Sales for Black Belt CBD. Known for his ability to optimize processes, lead objective-driven teams, and close deals, he is a master of execution. Using his laser-like focus, honed through previous military service, Kris Olivo knows how to weed through the B.S. and get the job done. With years of sales, digital & social media marketing wizardry under his belt, Kris Olivo knows how to get the right ideas, in front of the right people, at the right time.
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