Robert Castro is from Pacoima, CA. He’s been training Jiu Jitsu for two years now. He was first introduced to Jiu Jitsu when he met Alder Hampel in his wrestling program as a junior in high school. Alder showed him a couple moves and explained what BJJ was all about.
From that day on, he was hooked. The idea of submitting his opener rather than pinning them seemed intriguing. After high school, he had only one thing in mind, to train the art. So he decided to follow Alder one day into 10th Planet Van Nuys, and he’s been training nonstop since. Along his Jiu Jitsu journey, he became a coach as well.
He truly believes in the benefits of the martial arts; so it is a pleasure for him to teach and pass down the lessons that he’s learned and continue to learn everyday on the mats. He’s proud to be a part of our awesome team!