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Kendall Goo

Kendall Goo

Kendall Goo (b. February 5, 1972, Kauai, Hawaii) is one of Royce Gracie's eight trained black belts in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He is undefeated as the Hawaiian State Heavy Weight Jiu-Jitsu Champion. He was also the World Jiu-Jitsu Champion in 1997 and 2001. He is the second American to ever win a gold medal in World Jiu-Jitsu competition.

Biography

Goo graduated in 1990 from Kapaa High School, in Kauai. He headed to the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a full scholarship for football. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with a BS in Kinesiology and Leisure Science (KLS) and was a 2000 Graduate of the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Campus, in a Post Bacc study in Secondary Physical Education. However in 1994, during his undergrad years, Goo began training under Relson Gracie, learning the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Awards

  • Undefeated State, National, International and World super heavy weight Champion from white belt to brown belt.
  • 2 time World Super Heavy Weight Champion Gold Medalist in two different belt levels (blue, purple belt).
  • 2000 Gracie International, Columbus, Ohio, purple belt champion.
  • 2004 Arnold Gracie World Submission Championship super heavy weight brown belt champion.
  • Defeated Baret Yoshida (black belt) in gi and no gi competition as a purple belt in two different tournaments in one year.
  • Defeated BJ Penn, world renown black belt and now UFC champion, as a purple belt (BJ would receive his black belt 4 months after this fight)

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