Rolling With a Master in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Interview With Martial Arts Master Klay Pittman

Earlier this year we got a call. The caller identified himself as Klay Pittman, indicating he’d been growing his hair out and he was looking for men’s hair ties.

We soon learned Mr. Pittman was a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and master professor at Pittman’s Academy of Martial Arts in Lubbock, TX. He trained under the tutelage of the world renown Carlos Machado and the Gracie family, earning his third degree black belt and operating his martial arts academy for over 20 years. Over that time his academy has trained an estimated 10,000+ students.

In this edition of The Longhairs Professional Series, Mr. Pittman shares his story about long hair, martial arts, self confidence, superior mens hair ties and more.

You’ll hear about:

  • The discomfort of being made to cut your hair
  • Starting a business at 17 years old
  • Achieving success through challenges
  • Dealing with long hair on the jiu jitsu mat
  • The role of resilience in martial arts and long hair
  • Tips for long hair when you’re rolling every day

Listen to Klay Pittman’s long hair story and the impact his academy is making on its students. This was a fantastic interview we were grateful to be part of, and worth listening.

Klay Pittman’s Academy of Martial Arts