(b. February 5
, 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.
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
- 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)