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Adam Kastner is someone that has had a rough past. From losing his mother to suicide and dealing with betrayal from his past friends due to their theft and even his own suicide attempt. With a dark history it can be challenging to find the motivation to pick yourself back up and regain happiness but thanks to jiu-jitsu, it has helped him cure his depression and through this community, he has managed to make new friends and become a better role model for his son as well. Adam is something special as he did something for others that most won't. You will understand how kind-hearted this man is when you learn about what he did for others while he was just a teen in high school.

Story's like this reminds you that no matter how horrible your past may be, you can still be a good person and help others. Make sure to read the full article as you will gain inspiration and learn from Adam's tenacity to keep fighting through whatever pain you may be experiencing. 

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Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best martial arts for controlling an aggressive opponent without inflicting damage. In today's society, many people feel the need to carry lethal weapons as a form of self-defense, this includes law enforcement. Recently there has been a lot of debate over police brutality and unreasonable use of force against potential criminals. Although this issue is complicated and can come from more than just a lack of self-defense training, learning how to properly defend yourself is critical for both civilians and police officers.

Kamilio has lost someone close to him at an early age due to this problem and instead of adding hatred filled fuel to this debate, he decides to offer solutions. He is a tough person that experienced some traumatic events of his own and through jiu-jitsu, he has gained a new found confidence and many other benefits as well. Learn about his journey and join the discussion by leaving a comment with your thoughts on the matter and makes sure to share this article. It could just save someone's life!

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Brotherhoods are built on the mats but this brotherhood started with birth. This is a story about 3 brothers that persevered through personal problems and used jiu-jitsu as a tool to improve and grow. Philosophies about this art differ and it is important to see different points of view. It is interesting to see the brotherly dynamic the Ford Brothers bring to this community. This is a great read to understand the mindset of these hungry sharks on their path to becoming the best versions of themselves. Make sure you read the full article as you may see a special appearance from another Submission Shark Community member.    
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Daniel is someone that made a positive change in his life and is now inspiring the next generation of fighters. His humble attitude is a great example of how other coaches should behave. Putting his fighters and family first, it is easy to understand why we thought he'd make a great addition to the Submission Shark Community. With a high level jiu jitsu game and a high sense of humility, he is an underrated coach. Although he might not be world renowned, his work needs to be appreciated and respected because he is a prime example of the unsung heroes we all know.

Sometimes people don't get recognition when they deserve it and it is my pleasure to be able to feature positive members of the community. Daniel also shows respect for his coaches and it is interesting to see him getting respect back from his students. Make sure you read the full article to get a better understanding off his mentality and thoughts on a passion we all share.

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Alex is someone that used to get into trouble and was going down the wrong path. Through the help of Mickey Gall and Jiu Jitsu, he managed to change his self destructive mindset into a champion's mentality. He trains hard and when I say hard I mean 30 hours a week with some really talented practitioners. Don't let his troublesome past fool you though, he is quite intelligent and his thoughts and philosophies on this sport/art can't be ignored.

This young man's potential is endless and his story is one that everyone can gain inspiration from. It's mind blowing to see the type of impact martial arts has had on his lifestyle. Scrolling through his instagram, you can clearly see a difference in attitude and outlook in his life once he starts training in jiu jitsu. Alex is a great addition to the Submission Shark Community and is a prime example of how anyone can change for the better.

Please read until the end because there is a very important message that he conveys through his life experiences and I believe the rest of the community would greatly benefit from. 

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