40-Year-Old Lulu Liu Wins 2017 Masters World JiuJitsu Championship
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., September 25, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Lulu Liu, fighting under Clube JiuJitsu captured the International Brazilian JiuJitsu Federation "IBJJF" 2017 "master bracket" world championship. The tournament, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw Liu securing the only points in the final match against Theresa E. Cordova when she was able to perform a sweep just moments after pulling guard.
Liu, a mother of two, and consultant / CPA / auditor at KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting / consulting firms, began training four years ago under Professor Mark Bradford.
I tried jiuJitsu once and got hooked. It's very physical but extremely intellectual the same time... I started competing after 9 months of training. Once I started competing, JiuJitsu became more addicting. My training has a purpose now — I want to beat my opponents, so give me the knowledge to achieve my goal.
Lulu Liu, Clube Hollywood JiuJitsu Fighter
"I started training JiuJitsu because I was getting bored of other exercises I used to do (cardio, weight lifting, yoga and Muay Thai). Then I tried JiuJitsu once and got hooked. It's very physical but extremely intellectual at the same time. The fact that every move has a counter to it, drives me crazy. I can't go to sleep without thinking about JiuJitsu every night: what I could've done / what I should've done / what can I do," said Liu. She went on to say, "I started competing after nine months of training. Once I started competing, JiuJitsu became more addicting. My training has a purpose now – I want to beat my opponents, so give me the knowledge to achieve my goal."
Liu is one of many students on the Clube team that has taken home an award recently.
Early 2017, Clube Hollywood bought the Legends MMA brand. Presently there are five locations: Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Torrance, CA; Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Clube and Legends MMA values the "art" in Mixed Martial Arts. We see the evolution of becoming a martial artist as a life-changing process which forces the student to focus the mind and train the body to be ready for battle. It is as much a mental journey as a physical one.
Source: Clube Hollywood