[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Hey, grapplers. By now, you may be familiar with our brother, Adisa Banjoko and his innovative and cleverly named techniques featured here many times. Adisa is a man of many talents and vocations: he’s an author/journalist and activist and the founder of the Hip Hop Chess Federation, a non-profit organization promoting martial arts, chess and music. He’s also a legit purple belt out of Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose, CA. He contributes to DSTRYR/SG yet again and we’re again equally stoked:
Authors Note: This is actually an article that a little more than two years old. It was set to run a long time ago, and I lost it. Well guess what I just dug up? Just in time to, ’cause Denny killed it at the Gracie Nationals. If you are unfamiliar with Denny, he is on his way to being the Michael Jordan of the 10th Planet system. He is the first Black Belt under Eddie Bravo and when you see him fight and hear him speak, you’ll know why.
At the age of 21, Denny “300” Prokopos is living his dream. He is the first Black belt under the controversial BJJ innovator Eddie Bravo. In competition, Denny carries the spirit of his Greek ancestors onto the mat, attacking endlessly until victory. The only thing deeper than his physical game, is his mind. His mind is constantly evolving on how to approach the “gentle art.” Now he runs his own school www.10thplanetjiujitsuSF.com as he refines his game. In this interview we will talk about the evolution of his journey in jiu jitsu, his relentless work ethic and much more.