I am Krish Gupta and I am 14 years old! I have been a part of the Crosstrain family for almost 4 and a half years now. I joined Crosstrain Fight Club back in 2016. I used to go to the cricket academy before joining Crosstrain, I was literally bored of it so thought lets do something different. So I told my father that I wanted to do something in combat sports and he was the happiest person to hear that. He thought that it will be very beneficial for me as I would not only get fit and disciplined but will also be able to protect myself and feel secure if alone at shady places. He found Crosstrain Fight Club via Google, we went there the next week, met their executive and I was a part of Crosstrain after that day.
The martial art which I personally love the most is Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu is a gentle art in which a weaker or a smaller person can take over a stronger opponent by using techniques rather than strength. It is not like that I didn’t practice the striking classes which are the ones that include Muay thai, boxing and kickboxing. It was just that I loved doing Jiu Jitsu.
The challenges of starting the jiu jitsu journey were that – Firstly, time management, my parents thought that giving 3 hours everyday on a sport will lead to an affect in studies and other aspects of school but being a part of crosstrain, didn’t deteriorate my marks but also improved them. Secondly, doing jiu jitsu also threatened me of many injuries as it is a full contact sport which includes joint locks and other stuff but all the people in Crosstrain take a lot of care of everyone training in the gym.
I would really encourage others to do it as it is really important for everyone to learn basic effective self defense, get fit and disciplined. A lot of bullyproof programmes also take place in which a lot of people should take part. I love to train every single day. To continue my journey, I would do the exact same thing that I am doing right now, training every single day and getting exhausted and end up competing in various tournaments. 🙂
Krish Gupta, is a 14 year old who took the step early to step into the mats to give a direction to his life. He currently trains at Crosstrain Fight Club under Siddharth Singh.