One of our youth talents Kevin Leung brights at the Chicago Summer Open and gives a great example of discipline and determination.
Kevin has being training under Prof.Lemos for four years, when He first started he was only 15 years old,dispatch his size Kevin saw inspiration on Prof.Lemos’ teachings and decided to embrace the Gracie Barra way of life, early in his training carrier Kevin suffered an accident that took him away from his newly found passion for several months, against all the odds Kevin came back to the mats stronger, and determined.
After graduating at Hinsdale Central High School , moved to Los Angeles ,Ca where he attends the Loyola Marymount University Campus in LA.
Kevin and Prof.Lemos after his first victory at the Chicago Open :
On this Summer’s break Kevin came back to his hometown in the Chicagoland.Taking a different path of many College kids who take their school breaks to chill, Kevin decided to put his ours on the mats. He asked Prof.Lemos if he could once again join the Gracie Barra’s Downers Grove competition team and joined the Chicago Open’s training camp.
Accustomed to win Kevin didn’t disappointed this time he won his belt division via arm bar on the finals.
Kevin demonstrating the respect,camaraderie and sportsmanship at the Chicago Summer Open:
After all his hard training and 3 years as a blue belt our Kevin earned his well deserved purple belt under Prof.Lemos.
Congratulations Kevin Leung and farewell back to LA, We will see you soon on our mats.