Grapplers Graveyard

About

Our Mission

At the Grapplers Graveyard, we are dedicated to helping martial artists become exceptional humans. We will be building a community that opens opportunities for people who embrace the lessons that martial arts teach and can act as an alternative space for growth outside of University in the 21st century. 

Jiu Jitsu is a transformative sport that gives each one of us an opportunity to better ourselves in ways we did not know was possible. We use grappling sports as a tool to actualize the best version of ourselves!

Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling

Principles We Live By

To be principled means to consistently operate in a manner that can be clearly defined or understood.

We are pursuing a life of wealth accumulation, putting our personal health as a top priority, building and developing strong relationships, and enjoying the little things life has to offer.

Our Core Values

Core values and principles are the foundation to living a happy and fulfilling life. The core values we embody at The Grapplers Graveyard are:

Meet The Team

Cameron

Founder

Cameron created Grapplers Graveyard as a way to showcase the transformative journey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has offered him. He currently holds a Blue Belt

Denali Keefe

Writer

Denali Keefe is a mental health writer, focused on the intersection of science and experience. He is currently perusing graduate studies in psychology, regularly trains Jiu Jitsu and currently holds a Blue Belt.

Dallas Robinson

Writer

Hello, I am Dallas Robinson, a martial artist based out of Mesa! I wrestle, am a brown belt in Judo, and have my blue belt in brazilian jiu jistu!

Jiu- Jiu-Jitsu transformed my life in a positive way. It changed me so much that I created Grapplers Graveyard to show what is possible when you put the work in.

I was overweight, depressed, and looking for a change.

I started training jiu-jitsu in January 2021, like most people, I was scared an overwhelmed when I first started researching the gyms around me. I remember Googling ‘Jiu-jitsu near me’ and closing out the tab because I was just unsure about taking the leap.

I had hear about BJJ through Joe Rogan and loved the enthusiasm he had when talking about how it could change people’s lives. Two days after closing out that Google search I got an ad for a gym near me and the rest was history.

I played sports all my life but as I got older I started to crave the camaraderie feeling. When I started training I showed up everyday for months and have not looked back since.

I am lucky to have the coaches I do, I am learning from some of the best in the world currently. My goal with this site is to help people find good products, review recovery tools, talk about grappling, and help you attain your peak!

The Journey of Self Improvement

Almost everyone that starts training jiu-jitsu falls under two categories:

1) they started young
2) they heard it was a very helpful tool to improve their life

What brings everyone together back to those mats time and time again is the sole mission to get 1% better on a daily basis.

Everyone in the community shares this goal.

Former Addicts, Business Owners, Sales Professionals, Fitness Enthusiasts, Finance Professionals, Software Developers, and people who just want to try something challenging LOVE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

On the mats, you will find a number of people with diverse backgrounds.

Men, women, and kids love the practical applications of the martial art and the world is slowly waking up to the idea.

We live in a world where people (specifically young people) are disconnected from reality and are too soft to accept BASIC principles of life like:

Hardship
Long Term Thinking
Discipline
Respect &
Mental Toughness

Envision a world where people are taught these things from a young age…

Imagine how much better society would be as a whole from everyone not being addicted to instant gratification and understanding how to use failure to push themselves forward

This is what jiu-jitsu has to offer the world in my eyes.

This is what I want to be at the forefront of. BJJ has changed my life mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually and my family can completely attest to this.