Jake Shields

The sport of mixed martial arts has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. There have been influxes of people in western countries who have shown immense interest in this art. Jake Shields is one of the better known exponents of this sport and he has been a prolific performer in this field. He was born on the 9th of January in the year 1979. He was born in the Mountain Ranch region of California in the United States. He became interested in this sport and was awed by the level of mental and physical discipline that was required to pursue this port. He has a history of adventurous outdoor sports which included mountain biking, free caving, snowboarding and so on and he later received training in wrestling when he grew up. He has been wrestling since the age of 9 years and he mainly took up kickboxing and represented his high school and later the Cuesta College.

Jake Shields has been a prolific performed and he was trained by the legendary Cesar Gracie. He was a part of the famous Cesar Gracie fight team and he has been winning a lot of titles since he burst into the professional circuit. Jake Shields is currently ranked number 3 in the in the Welterweight fight division. He joined the SLO Kickboxing academy where his talent was nurtured and he became a force to reckon. He won a scholarship at the San Francisco State University and he won several titles on behalf of his university.

Jake Shields has developed a unique fight style which he called the American Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is basically a style of fight that originated in Japan and is a form of a very ancient Martial art. The American form mainly involves an evolved form of the Jiu-Jitsu and he has been practicing and also training young fighters on this art for quite some time now. He has won many respectable titles some of which includes the Strikeforce Middleweight World Championship, Ultimate Fighting Championship and many pther prestigious titles.

He has been successful in setting a new trend in the world of mixed martial arts and his immense success and popularity has encourages many youngsters to take up this sport. He now runs his own academy and has also been involved with the prestigious fight academy at san Francisco that teached Brazilian jiu-Jitsu which is another famous form of this ancient art.

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