He born in nobsa in the state of Boyacá. Un Columbia in 1991. Start training martial arts at age of 14 doing capoeira and some judo a couple of times a week. My capoeira friends also like jiu-jitsu but they don't have good technique at the time because there was no jiu-jitsu in Colômbia. He used to watch Royce Gracie fights and try to do the technique. When he was 19 he got interested in MMA. So he starts doing some kickboxing and more grappling. He lost his first fight via armbar. After being dominating the fight standing so he decides to look for the best jiu-jitsu he could find in my country. So he moves to Bogotá And starts training full time. At age of 22 after complete a 2-2 MMA record he decides to move to Brazil looking for better training and join Cicero costha team in são Paulo. He learns all the jiu-jitsu he knows there. And have the opportunity to train with many world champions. He stays in são Paulo for over two years. Then he goes back to Colombia for a few months and opens a Cicero costha filiate. Then he moves to the states to focus on the bigger competitions.
Q&A Session Between Juan Adolfo López Correa and Elite Sports
Question: What inspires you about BJJ?
Answer: Is an awesome lifestyle that keeps me busy and focused, day by day it got me mentally strong as well
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: First I look for the Gracie's and for Demian Maia and días brothers. More MMA style jiu-jitsu since my focus was MMA... now I really look out to my training partners. the Miyao brothers. Leandro lo. And many of my teammates.
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: For over 8 years. But real jiu-jitsu i only start counting when I move to Brazil. So 4 years.
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: This year get many pódios in the opens as I can. Next 3 years get my black belt and be world champion. Next 5 years open my own team.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: Colombian champion. Champion of many local tournaments in Brazil.
Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?
Answer: All of my instructors and team mates who really helped me a lot.
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: Every day I can.
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: I like how and arrow from the back.
Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: Hard work. And believe in your technique.