Coach Kyle and His wife Angela summer 2016

Coach Kyle and His wife Angela summer 2016

 
 Her name is rey and she is the official nmjj academy Dog!

Her name is rey and she is the official nmjj academy Dog!


 
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Coach Kyle Crismon

  • Been training over 4 years
  • I love to read, write, and train BJJ & Kickboxing
  • I really love adventuring outside with my wife Angela!!  (Hiking, Backpacking, etc..)
  • We have a new puppy, her name is Rey. She is an AussieDoodle and a great dog at NMJJ!
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Hey Everyone!!

I'm Kyle Crismon, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out Nova Mente. I began my Jiu Jitsu journey shortly after moving to Colorado in November of 2013. I was born in Ohio, and spent the majority of my life in the small town of Lisbon Ohio near the Ohio/West Virginia border. I was and athlete growing up, and was involved in  track and field, and basketball, and went on to compete in track in college. 

Upon graduating with my degree in Philosophy, I got a job working for and IT company doing high level sales. I embraced the role, and moved up with the company rather quickly, earning a promotion every year I was there. What I am most thankful for though, is that the job brought me to Colorado, where I started training Jiu Jitsu, and showed me what I don't want to do with the rest of my life.

Not long after moving to Colorado, I walked into Relson Gracie Colorado, and began training under Professor Steve Hordinski, which was a great experience, and I learned a ton from him. I also met, and began training, and doing private lessons with Coach Dylan during my time there. I really saw a drastic improvement in my Jiu JItsu as a result of the private lessons. After training for approximately 3 years, I left my job as I knew I wanted to be around Jiu Jitsu for a living, and help transform lives. It certainly wasn't and easy decision. I'll be honest with you, I was in a unique situation with the company where I was making well over 300k a year, but I was miserable. I wasn't happy, and the only time I was feeling happy was when I was away from work or training Jiu Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu gave me the courage I needed to step away for good and send me down the path I am on now.

My hope is that I can give you the same gift of Jiu Jitsu I received. I know once you start training that your life will be changed forever in positive ways. Come on down, and try a class. You won't regret it!

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