Episode 14 - Robbie Donofrio
DISCLAIMER: This week’s episode contains content that is both graphic in language, and graphic in content. If you have your little ones around, you may want to consider listening to it at another time. However, we do recommend you listen to it because this story is powerful and worth your time!
Professor Robby Donofrio is the founder and head instructor at Gracie Brandon. Robby received his black belt in 2014 under Rob Kahn who was the first black belt under Royce Gracie, the UFC’s first champion. Robby, formerly part of the US Air Force, is now a pro MMA fighter and BJJ competitor who made a name for himself within the BJJ community by taking first place at the 2012 ADCC trials. Robby has competed against and defeated some of the biggest names in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Outside of competition, Robby is known for his prestigious coaching abilities having coached some of the best grapplers in the world. Robby takes pride in teaching Jiu Jitsu in a way that caters to all types of students, from white belt to black, with the intention of making each and every student the best version of themselves on and off the mat.