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Kevin Southworth

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  • Brown Belt 3 Stripe

Chief Instructor Kevin Southworth: The Heart of Lineage BJJ® Saint Mary's

Discover the spirit of Lineage BJJ® at our Saint Mary's location, under the guidance of Chief Instructor Kevin Southworth, personally selected by Jim Thrift - Owner of Lineage BJJ® and Calvert MMA®. Kevin's journey in martial arts, beginning in 2017 at Calvert MMA®, evolved from a deep-seated passion into a defining way of life. His background as a high school wrestler and rugby player at Saint Mary's College of Maryland provided a robust foundation for his seamless transition into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Kevin’s embrace of Jiu-Jitsu was marked by an intense commitment, evident in his rapid skill development through frequent and focused training sessions. His unique approach, combining strength training with grappling expertise, led to his swift progression in the sport.

Beyond being a hobby, Jiu-Jitsu has become a cornerstone of Kevin's lifestyle, offering stability, mental resilience, and continuous physical challenges. The bonds he has formed within the Lineage BJJ® community go beyond simple camaraderie, creating a strong, supportive network.

As the Chief Instructor at Lineage BJJ® Saint Mary's, handpicked by Jim Thrift for his exceptional teaching ability, Kevin embodies the level of quality and expertise that students have come to expect at Lineage BJJ® and Calvert MMA®. His profound knowledge and passion for Jiu-Jitsu inspire his students daily, and his dedication to fostering a positive training environment has made him a vital part of the Lineage BJJ® family.

Join Chief Instructor Kevin at Lineage BJJ® Saint Mary's and embark on a transformative Jiu-Jitsu journey. Realize your potential, immerse yourself in the unique community spirit of Jiu-Jitsu, and start a new chapter with Lineage BJJ®. With Kevin's expert guidance and unwavering support, your path in Jiu-Jitsu begins here.