Nicknamed “The Prodigy,” BJ Penn was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Hilo, Hawaii at the tender age of 17 by neighbor Tom Callos. It was through Callos that BJ met Ralph Gracie in 1997 and decided to relocate to Mountain View, CA to further his Jiu-Jitsu training. From that time on, BJ Penn launched his storied career through the ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the UFC.
BJ Penn will be battling rory macdonald in the next Ufc on fox event scheduled for Saturday December 8th. support rvca advocate and mma icon bj penn with our latest BJ collection.
Saturday, Kelsey Brookes' show, "Serotonin" opened at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA. RVCA photographer Keegan Gibbs and pals did the road trip south from LA to trip on the paintings. Read on for words and photos from Keegan.