Full Name:

Isaac Chung


Brown belt

Brown belt

Main Achievements/Successes:

Brown belt-

  • 2nd gi division, 2015 IBJJF Houston Open

Purple belt-

  • 2014 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open
    • 3rd gi division
    • 2nd no-gi division, 
  • 2014 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open
    • 3rd gi division
    • 1st no-gi division
    • 2nd no-gi open, 2014 
  • 2013 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open
    • 3rd gi division 
  • 2013 US Grappling
    • 3rd
  • 2012 S7
    • 2nd gi division
  • Roll for a Cause Charity Tournament
    • 2nd gi division
    • 2nd no-gi division
  • 2012 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open
    • 3rd gi division
  • 2012 IBJJF Houston Open
    • 3rd gi division

Favorite Position/Technique:


Most memorable fight:

There was one match at purple belt when I went against somebody who I had trained with a long time ago as a white belt. This was in 2006, and I had tried my first class then. I was easily the worst guy in the room; possibly the worst person to ever try jiu-jitsu. I was out of shape, uncoordinated, and had never done any real sports. I got utterly handled by everybody in the room, eventually got injured and decided to stop jiu-jitsu. I started training again and many years later, I think the match was in 2013, I was able to win a close match against one of the people I had first trained with. It was a great boost to my motivation to see how far I had been able to come from that terrible, spastic white belt from long ago. 


I was born in the Bay Area in California, and had moved back and forth from there to Korea throughout my life. I moved to Evanston to attend Northwestern University, and found Jiu-Jitsu at a gym near the campus. When I moved to Chicago, a good friend brought me to Brazil-021. Here, I found my passion for passing on the art and in helping others achieve their goals in their journey in learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu.