Aug 7, 2017
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nathan Mendelsohn at
Claudio Franca Jiu Jitsu Academy in Santa Cruz, CA. Above all other
things Nathan is the direct embodiment of BJJ lifestyle here in
California. He trains it, he lives it, he breathes it . He's a true
martial artist, an avid competitor, a well respected instructor and
an all around great guy to know.
Nathan Mendelsohn is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cláudio França and a representative of the Coalition 95 BJJ, a team based in Santa Cruz, CA. One of the top American grapplers of his generation, Mendelsohn is known not only for his tremendous list of achievements but also for his open minded attitude towards training – often breaking strict team taboos to practice with the best in this martial art/sport.