Choke-out Adversity and Lead a Passionate Life – Pete McGregor
Pete McGregor is well known in the martial arts world, specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Pete McGregor trains out of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego and calls has a home base in Edmonton, Canada. Pete gave up his home, many of his possessions, and left the comforts of his hometown and went on the road and hasn’t stopped traveling the world teaching and training in BJJ. Pete McGregor is an ambassador for the sport of BJJ and also a motivational speaker. When Pete teaches or speaks, some will note that Pete has spinal cord injury and is a complete T-7 paraplegic. All of his jiujitsu is done without the use of his legs. Since he devotes much of his training and competing time to an area called no-gi, and his disability is leg limb restricted, he often focuses on what relates to this. Pete McGregor paved the way for others to enter the combat sports world despite any sort of physical limitation. He also speaks about overcoming the mental road blocks and going after your passion.
The Core of the Interview!
In this interview, Pete McGregor tells us how he jumped out of his comfort zone and landed into one of the most dangerous combat sports, which happens to be his passion. He tells us the steps it takes to leave a comfort zone, traverse adversity, and follow your passion(s). We talk about the finite time of life and why going after what you really want to do is one of the highest callings possible. We discuss minimizing the distractions to reach goals.
More background information on Pete McGregor
Pete is originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Pete McGregor has distinguished himself on the Canadian sports scene by participating in many adaptive Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions. Pete’s spinal cord injury occurred when he was eight years old and is the result of a multi-car accident involving a drunk driver.
Gyms and People mentioned in the interview
Ritchie Martinez Instagram, https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/richie-martinez
Brandon Mccaghren’s Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/brandonmc.ninja/?hl=en
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu’s Instagram accounts for Headquarters and the San Diego location, https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/754977964/10th-planet-jiu-jitsu-headquarters/?hl=en
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