In the brown belt, future champions start giving us hints of what they might end up achieving in the sport. It’s the case of Espen Mathiesen, a Kimura Nova União athlete who handily dominated the brown belt lightweight division of the IBJJF Pan, held in March in California.
But, prior to that event, young Mathiesen had already shown his talent opposite dangerous black-belts such as Delson Pé de Chumbo, Diego Borges and Isaque Bahiense in the Copa Pódio Lightweight GP.
In an exclusive interview with Graciemag.com, Mathiesen speaks about the experience of fighting against black-belts, analyzes his Pan title, goes over his mental training, and gives some valuable advice to BJJ practitioners. Enjoy it below.