We sat down with filmmaker and musician William C. Ingram and got a brief rundown on how the newfound love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has changed his life and his health.
“I was always into karate and boxing when I was younger but when I got older I wanted to practice a true and honest form of martial art. The purest one I know is BJJ. The mats don’t lie, only we do. I am in the best shape of my life. I have never felt better. My health is at an all time high. I don’t even want to eat the same bad stuff I used to eat.
Practicing one of the toughest martial arts makes me look at the world differently. The stuff that were problems in the past don’t seem to be problems anymore haha. Each class I go to, it feels more and more like family. I’ve met some lifelong brothers because of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Doctors, lawyers, law enforcement, government officials… It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, when you hit the mats we are all brothers and try to move each other forward in the right direction.
It also feels good to know you can defend yourself and control a situation with a guy much much bigger than you are if you need to protect yourself or your loved ones. All in all, I love the sport. I loved training with world champions in their field both on and off the mats!
William was recently training in Houston Texas at Gracie Barra Westchase under Professor Ulpiano Malachias. He received his blue belt Dec 2021 under prof Ulpiano. So far, William C. Ingram is undefeated in professional matched according to ‘smoothcomp’, a site that tracks tournaments, wins, and losses for jiu jitsu fighters. Stay up to date on William C. Ingram through is instagram here instagram.com/theingram