David Jacobs' BJJGround Tell me about BORIS, Danaher's 1st blackbelt...

8/10/18 8:42 AM
5/7/06
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A legend.

John's first black belt. Untappable, phenom, eastern block savage.

Walked away from jiu-jitsu after being promoted to black (something like that).

Anyone got stories?
8/10/18 1:06 PM
12/18/03
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I read the other day that he started training again, but at Marcelo's... no way to know if this is true, but talk about internet folklore!

8/10/18 4:43 PM
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8/10/18 6:26 PM
11/23/02
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Daniël Bertina - A legend.

John's first black belt. Untappable, phenom, eastern block savage.

Walked away from jiu-jitsu after being promoted to black (something like that).

Anyone got stories?

I heard he beat the game. The only person in history to do so. So he got bored with it and deided to work more overtime in the IT industry instead of squash everyone on th emat.
8/10/18 7:56 PM
1/1/01
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Moar stories plis

8/10/18 8:06 PM
1/1/01
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Daniël Bertina - A legend.

John's first black belt. Untappable, phenom, eastern block savage.

Walked away from jiu-jitsu after being promoted to black (something like that).

Anyone got stories?

Reading up, and it seems he walked in on his 40th birthday, shook everyone's hand, and walked away for good.

(If true, I have no idea)

8/10/18 9:09 PM
7/28/02
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I shared the mat with him a bunch at Matt Serra's when he was purple belt

8/10/18 9:15 PM
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Lucas Maximus -

I shared the mat with him a bunch at Matt Serra's when he was purple belt

And...?

8/10/18 9:55 PM
10/25/05
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I never rolled with him, but saw him around all the time. So I guess I have nothing to contribute here. 

8/10/18 10:49 PM
1/1/01
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That guy used to train at Mike Mrkulic's in Montclair every once in a while, right?

8/11/18 1:51 AM
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This is the Boris that caught Rickson?
8/11/18 9:38 AM
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Lucas Maximus -

I shared the mat with him a bunch at Matt Serra's when he was purple belt

And...?


Matt used to train with him for fights so he was crazy good even as a purple belt

8/11/18 10:02 AM
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I heard he refuses to recognize the Periodic Table, as he only believes in the Element of Surprise. 

8/11/18 10:46 AM
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FatBuddha - This is the Boris that caught Rickson?

400-2?
8/11/18 11:28 AM
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bigraydaddy - 
FatBuddha - This is the Boris that caught Rickson?

400-2?

Exactly.
8/11/18 12:54 PM
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No Nino caught when he was a brown belt and the challenge match with Carlos Rosado 400-4.
8/11/18 3:19 PM
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Rolled with him a once or twice times a few years. He neck cranked me several times lol

8/11/18 5:11 PM
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uh what is his last name?
8/11/18 5:35 PM
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Benyaminovich

8/11/18 6:36 PM
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He completed bjj

8/11/18 6:40 PM
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https://www.bjjee.com/interview/montenegros-boris-zunjic-on-why-he-moved-to-new-york-to-train-at-renzo-gracies-academy/

8/11/18 11:26 PM
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tryonmytoupee -

https://www.bjjee.com/interview/montenegros-boris-zunjic-on-why-he-moved-to-new-york-to-train-at-renzo-gracies-academy/

Different Boris. 

8/12/18 12:17 AM
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Fast Pitch - 
tryonmytoupee -

https://www.bjjee.com/interview/montenegros-boris-zunjic-on-why-he-moved-to-new-york-to-train-at-renzo-gracies-academy/

Different Boris. 


lol...the mystery continues
8/12/18 1:02 AM
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graciesrule - No Nino caught when he was a brown belt and the challenge match with Carlos Rosado 400-4.

huh

8/12/18 10:59 AM
11/26/07
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https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.GOpIMMDHKB6CNiN4wmIKtgAAAA&pid=Api

Is it him?