Featured Kid: Bobby Castle

Kauai’s own Bobby “Da-Punisher” Castle. Bobby is a green belt, just turned 15 years old in February. He has over 75 medals, 10 championship swords & 2 Absolute Belts. Approx 60 of his medals being GOLD. He is dedicated and committed to his training, he pours his heart and soul into it. Bobby trains 6 days a week, sometimes up to 3 classes a day. He trains 9 Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes a week and 1 wrestling class. He was recently crowned 2011 Kids/Teens World Champion in Riverside, Ca, against 15-17yr green/blue belts and the following day won the Gold in the mens rooster purple belt division at the Southbay Open in Carson, Ca. We live in Hawaii and he travels to compete in the mainland several times a year which can be a very heavy weight on us but he talent is too great to surpress, we would like to expose his talents as much as we can to help him get sponsor to continue on in his quest. You may youtube him “Bobby Castle” to see a samples of his abilites. Bobby is a humble and respectful kid and has a bright future ahead of him.

Name                         : Bobby Castle
Sex                             :  Male
Place/Date of Birth    : Hawaii/ February 21, 1996
Bobby-Da-Punisher-Castle Facebook Fan Page

 


[social][/social]Religion                     : Christian

Marital Status            : Single

JIU-JITSU ACHIVEMENTS:
· 48 GOLD Metals
· 2 Championship Belts
· 10 Championship Samuri Swords
· 10 SILVER Metals
· 7 BRONZE Metals
· 4 MVG (Most Valuable Grappler) Plaques

TRAINING EXPERIENCE
· 1999-2000 Karate with Black Belt Sensei Sandy Pimental
· 2000-2003 Orange Belt in Tang Soo Do at Universal Karate under Black Belt Ken Firestone
· 2003-2005 Climbing 5 belts and Achieving my Purple belt in Kajukembo with Black Belt Sifu Conrad Ramos
· 2005-2008 Began BJJ training under 2x World Champion Royce Gracie Black Belt, Kendall Goo
· 2007-Current Green Belt in Judo with Hanapepe Judo Club
· 2008-Current Green Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the lineage of Royler Gracie, Gracie Humaita. With Black Belt Instructors: Bruno Ewald, Longman Kauai, Jared Espina-Longman Powerhouse and Luke Hacksaw- Longman South.

TRAINING EXPOSURE
I have had the opportunity to learn by seminar and or private lessons and roll with some of the best practitioners of the sport:
· Royler Gracie- 4x BJJ World Champ, ADCC Champion & UFC Hall of Fame
· Murilo Bustamante- UFC & Pride Champion Veteran & 6x BJJ World Champion
· Daniel Moraes- 5x BJJ World Champion
· Kendall Grove- UFC legend
· Douglas Evans- Shark Fight Champion
· Ron “H20” Waterman- UFC, Pride, BoDog, EliteXC & Pancrase Veteran, X-1 & WEC Champion

COMPETITION BACKGROUND
· LONGMAN OPEN, Kauai 2005, 2006, 2008
· HAWAII TRIPLE CROWN 2005, 2006 x3, 2007 x3, 2011
· GRAPPLEFEST, Honolulu Hi 2007, 2008
· MAUI OPEN, Maui 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
· NAGA HAWAII, Honolulu Hi. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
· OTM PACSUB HAWAII, Honolulu Hi. 2008, 2009, 2010
· ADCC REGIONALS, Seattle Wa 2009
· KIDS BJJ WORLDS, Riverside Ca. 2009, 2011
· SRAPPLERFEST, Lihue Hi 2009, 2010, 2011
· ARIZONA OPEN, Mesa Az. 2010
· PANAM KIDS 2010
· NAGA West Coast Championships 2010
· NAGA VEGAS 2010
· ETERNAL SUBMISSIONS, Kauai 2010
· ALOHA STATE GAMES 2011
· SOUTH BAY OPEN, Carson Ca. 2011

ORGANITATIONAL EXPERIENCES
· UNIVERSAL KARATE
· HANAPEPE JUDO CLUB
· KG JIU-JITSU
· LONGMAN KAUAI JIU-JITSU
· LONGMAN EAST JIU-JITSU
· LONGMAN SOUTH JIU-JITSU
· POWERHOUSE JIU-JITSU
· WESTSIDE WRESTLING

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
· Interests Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, Judo Watching UFC/MMA, body boarding, riding ATV’s, paintball, youth group-church, video games
· Abilities an attitude Dedicated team player; Ability to absorb and learn fast & accurately; Have a high motivation to learn and try; Have a high motivation to be a successful person; disciplined; open-minded.
· Special Achievements Entering the Mens Blue Belt Division in two straight tournaments in a row, with 3 matches in each and winning all said matches taking home the GOLD medals at both tournaments in the much older, bigger division using skill and technique to overcome my obstacles.

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