My name is Maximus Prime Jolly. I began training Jiu Jitsu in September of 2014 when I was 12 years old. Currently I am an orange belt training under Rob Kahn at Gracie Tampa where I also train striking. I began training Judo in May of 2015 and currently have a green belt. I train Judo under David Cainas at Gracie Tampa Judo where I am the team captain.
. I also train at other Gracie Tampa network gyms on a regular basis. My focus in training is to be as prepared as I can be for competition. I compete as often as I can in local and regional tournaments. I won gold at the 2016 FFBJJ State Championship and 2017 IBJJF PanKids. I’m a Junior Ambassador with Fighting for Autism to help spread autism awareness and acceptance and to inspire those with autism to follow their dreams. I’m also a member of the Future Fighterz youth martial arts organization.
Q&A Session Between Maximus Jolly and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: 2016 FFBJJ State Championship, 2017 IBJJF Pan Kids, 3 submission only super fight wins
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: To win at the FFBJJ State Championship, Battle for the Ages, and IBJJF Atlanta Open.To compete and win at more IBJJF tournaments including Pan American and Worlds.To be an MMA champion.
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: Almost 3 years
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: My dad inspires me because he introduced me to BJJ and taught me discipline.
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: 6 days a week
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: Armbar but I’ve been working really hard on my bow and arrow choke
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: Repetitions, will power, and hard work
Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?