Hi Ruben, introduce yourself: name, age, team, time training:
Ruben Alvarez JR, 23,Fightsports, training Jiu Jitsu for 8 years.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
This year was winning the Mmac light weight absolute
I know you’re close friends, and coach alongside Vagner Rocha, do you have any plans of opening up your own academy?
Yes I am in the process of opening up a second location with Vagner Rocha and being the head instructor at that academy.
Jiu Jitsu is more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle. What influence has Jiu Jitsu had on your life?
Have you had any BJJ related injuries? If so, how did they happen/how long were you out for? Any advice for anyone experiencing big injuries?
Yes I have I broke my leg doing jiu jitsu. I was suppose to be out a year but I came back in 6 months. Stay positive and surround yourself with people who will lift you up. Luckily I had Cyborg always giving me words of encouragement through that time.
What’s your game like? (Your go to attacks/positions)
I’m know mostly for my leg locks and attacks. But I try to be well rounded.
What do you spend your time doing outside of Jiu Jitsu?
Right now if I’m not doing BJJ I’m usually lifting or if I’m not doing that. I’m long boarding or doing something active
What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to be able to change someone’s life like BJJ has changed mine. Also I wanna have a successful competition career and a successful gym.
Thanks for your time Ruben. Any shout outs?
Yes I want to give a shout out to my instructors cyborg Abreu and Vagner Rocha. With out those guys being influences on me I dunno where I’d be. Also shout out to all my Fightsports & Vagner Rocher MA family. My sponsors ‘Brawl and Maul’ and ‘Furia Jiu Jitsu’ and my Strength and Conditioning gym ‘Elite U’. I also want to thank God for all the blessings he’s giving me from Jiu Jitsu. Last one is my family for all the support they give. Oss