FOXX, KAEDEN (SPONSORED)
Gym- Capitao Jiu Jitsu & MMA/De La Riva JJ
Instructors- Daniel Silva and Danny Ruiz
Accomplishments- IBJJF Orlando Open gold Medalist, Atlanta Open 2x Gold Medalist, Pan Kids Silver Medalist, NAGA Expert Multiple Gold Medalist (Gi & NoGi), Southeastern Submission Classic Gold Medalist (Gi & NoGi), COPA America Gold and Silver Medalist (Gi & NoGi), South USA Grappling Gold & Silver Medalist (Gi & NoGi)
Goals- I aim to become a black belt and world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I also want to become an instructor to help spread the knowledge of Jiu Jitsu.
“My name is Kaeden “Shonuff” Foxx and I have been training martial arts since I was 5 years old. I started martial arts to help me with my confidence and speech, since ever since I could remember, I always had trouble speaking and couldn’t quite say what I was feeling or thinking.
Because of this, most of the time, I just wouldn’t speak at all. However, the great thing about martial arts is; I didn’t have to speak. I could use my actions and physical abilities to communicate instead. I immediately fell in love with the sport and never looked back!
Over the years in my training of martial arts, I have earned a blue belt with 2 red stripes in Karate, and a yellow belt with 2 stripes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), but I now focus mainly on BJJ.
I have competed in several tournaments such as; IBJJF Nationals, Pan Kids, Battle of Atlanta, and Southeastern Submission Classic. I have won many trophies and medals because of my hard work and dedication to the sport.
My martial arts training has given me the ability to feel strong and powerful within myself, despite my disability with my speech.
The friends and family I have gained from doing Jiu Jitsu has been life changing and everyone at my gym makes me feel like I can be myself without judgment. This support has helped my speech to improve so much and this is why I love training Jiu Jitsu and will continue to do so for the rest of my life!”