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Nick Derimow jiu jitsu

Nick Derimow

Specialties: Jiu Jitsu
Location:

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Current Rank:

BJJ Purple Belt

What year did you start training?

2014

How did you get started?

Saw people training in my college gym, decided to give it a try. Hooked ever since.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered in your training, and how did you overcome it?

Fear of competition. Still a challenge, but competing helps keep the fear at bay.

What’s your favorite thing about training or teaching, and why?

Watching people find joy in martial arts

What are your personal goals on and off the mat?

On the mat: to train sustainably for my body, so that I can train forever. Off that mat, to be a better person every day.

What’s something people might be surprised to learn about you?

I have a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.

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