Longtime BJJ world class competitor and arguably one of the best grapplers in the world today Marcelo Garcia , has finally promoted 2 of his students to black belt status, one of which was a former Chess player prodigy known as Josh Waitzkin and Alexander Meadows ,the only black belts under Marcelo Garcia as of this print.
Josh as a child was a chess prodigy, and later had a movie made about him called Searching for Bobby Fischer . Josh later dropped out of Chess about 12 years ago and had recently decided to focus on becoming a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champ by 2013. He is the co-founder of Marcelo Garcia’s training website MGinAction.com .
In a historic move Josh was promoted as one of the first black belts under world renowned competitor , Marcelo Garcia and we hope to hear more news on the BJJ black belt in the future .