Drew Weatherhead His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Drew Weatherhead?
Drew Weatherhead is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Dave Rothwell. Drew has over 12 years of experience training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pankration and Mixed Martial Arts. Drew had a short MMA career competing in 4 professional fights for promotions like AMMA, EFC and Unified MMA. Professor Drew Weatherhead is the owner and the head instructor at Central Alberta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located in Blackfalds, in Alberta Canada. Drew is teaching and training full time as he is dedicated to the growth and development of many up and coming Canadian athletes, from beginners to the more seasoned competitors. Drew is also the owner and content creator of the world renowned "Because Jitsu" meme page on Instagram and Facebook.
Drew began his Martial Arts journey as a young man in the early 2000’s. He started training in Red Deer in Canada at Genki Jiu Jitsu, where he was practising Muay Thai, Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Drew’s first instructor was David Bill who took him from a White belt and helped him develop with his grappling game. By 2008 Drew was winning medals at various competitions like the Alberta Open and the Canadian Nationals. In 2010 Drew was promoted to the rank of Blue belt by his coach David Bill. Drew began to feel like he needed a gym that was more competition orientated, so he went in search of a high level instructor. Drew found the world renowned Luke Harris who was the owner and head coach at the Hayabusa Training Centre in Alberta Canada.
Drew spent a few years refining his skills under the tutelage of Luke Harris, as he learnt Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Judo techniques. Drew decided that he would fight Mixed Martial Arts as he began to compete in a few amatuer fights. In July of 2010 Drew would have his first professional MMA fight at AMMA 4, Drew lost by TKO at the end of the first round to Deven Jones. Drew was disappointed but not disillusioned, he knew that his fight career would take some serious training, so in 2011 he began the year putting in some tremendous efforts. Drew’s hard work would pay off in March as he secured a submission victory at Unified MMA 7 against Andrew Bard. Drew would have two more fights for the year as he defeated Tyler Berg with another submission at Unified MMA 10, but lost by another TKO to Greg Welsh at EFC 8.
Drew began to focus more on his Jiu Jitsu as he competed and won the Mind Body and Soul Jiu Jitsu Championship belt. Drew won other tournaments along his journey and by 2013 he was promoted to his Purple belt. Drew could feel that his career in grappling was now becoming more serious as he started helping out with coaching and competing in as many events as he could. He won medals at events like the Alberta Open and the CBJJF Championships. Drew started going to more and more seminars so he could fast track his learning in Jiu Jitsu. He travelled through Canada and the United States meeting many legends including guys like Jocko, Dean Lister and David Rothwell. After attending a David Rothwell seminar he formed a relationship with the legend and decided to grade under him.
In 2016 Drew attended a Dave Rothwell seminar hosted by his former club Genki Jiu Jitsu in Red Deer. Drew was surprised as David Rothwell awarded him his Brown belt. Drew continued to train as he was now pushing towards an inevitable promotion to Black belt. In 2018 Drew opened his own academy called Central Alberta BJJ, where he began teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to students of all ages. In 2019 Drew hosted his professor David Rothwell in a seminar at his academy, where Drew was promoted to his Black belt. Drew was shocked and humbled with his life long achievement. Drew would suffer a massive blow as he was forced to shut down his academy due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic. Drew decided to travel around Northern America with his family as he documented his trip while training at different locations. In 2021 Drew was able to reopen Central Alberta BJJ, as he now is back to nearly full capacity teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu full time 6 days a week. Drew also spends a regimented time cleaning the whole gym twice a day so he can keep his academy open.
How Old Is Drew Weatherhead?
Drew Weatherhead was born in Lacombe, Alberta in Canada on the 7th of March in 1989, he is currently 39 years of age
Drew Weatherhead’s Recent Jiu Jitsu Travels!
Drew Weatherhead was forced into a closure at his Central Alberta Academy during 2019 and 2020. As the Covid Pandemic rocked the lives of many Americans, forcing gym closures countrywide. Drew decided to take his family on a trip around the United States of America. He bought a camper van as they set off on a journey of self discovery and Martial Arts. Drew documented the whole journey as he made regular social media posts and podcast episodes. Drew travelled all the way from his home in Alberta through Maine ending up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drew spoke about how he had to make the most of the situation that was out of control globally, so he turned a bad time into the time of his life with his family. Drew is a highly intelligent grappler and creator that took life by the horns as his family really bonded during a time when the world was on fire.
How Much Drew Weatherhead Worth?
Drew Weatherhead has built an amazing culture through his academy at Central Alberta Jiu JItsu. He has profited from the success of his coaching abilities in a tremendous way. Although the Covid 19 pandemic stretched Drew tremendously, the high intelligence that he possessed kept him in an extremely good position financially. Drew bided his time and after the lockdowns ended he reopened his facility in Alberta, as he is now close to full capacity. Drew has also made significant remunerations through his ingenuity of “Because Jitsu” the meme page he started. The success of his online content page has superseded any of his expectations, as now he is selling apparel to thousands of his followers, Drew has built a net worth of close to a million dollars as he intends to build exponentially for his future. Drew has also filmed a Jiu Jitsu instructional video for the prestigious online platform, BJJ Fanatics. He has filmed “The Crucifix Bible” which is a detailed look into one of Drew’s favourite control positions to attack submissions from. His video is available exclusively through bjjfanatics.com.
How Tall Is Drew Weatherhead?
Drew Weatherhead stands at 6 feet an 1 inch tall which is the equivalent of 185 centimetres.
How Much Does Drew Weatherhead Weigh?
Drew Weatherhead weighs in at just under 70 kilograms which equates to 153 pounds.
Drew Weatherhead’s Fight List!
Drew Weatherhead has been involved with Martial Arts for two decades. He has competed extensively in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Pankration. Drew has fought many different levels of fighters including guys in MMA like; Tyler Berg, Greg Welsh, Andrew Bard and Deven Jones.
Drew Weatherhead’s Worldwide Creation!
Drew Weatherhead is the creator of the highly popular social media meme page called “Because Jitsu”. Drew decided to create a page where students of Jiu Jitsu could have a laugh and share many different ideas. When Drew started the page he did not expect the popularity to boom like it did. Nowadays Because Jitsu has over 50 thousand followers on facebook and over 170 thousand followers on Instagram, with an extremely candid sense of humour that brings some light to the world of Martial Arts. Drew’s creation has now become the world’s leader in Jiu Jitsu entertainment. Drew has also begun teaming up with companies like Origin USA to make Jiu Jitsu apparel like Rashguards, many interested followers have bought Because Jitsu merchandise. Because Jitsu is now extremely popular worldwide as Drew is fast becoming an icon in the world of Martial Arts.
Drew Weatherhead’s Record!
Drew Weatherhead has been a prolific competitor throughout his years in the Martial Arts world. He has won titles in BJJ and Pankration, and competed in Mixed Martial Arts. Drew has won a lot of matches in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in Pankration, as he has always liked to test his abilities in the competitive form. Drew has a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 2 wins and 2 losses, including 2 submission victories both by Rear Naked Chokes. Drew has a list of accomplishments that includes titles like;
Mind Body and Soul Jiu Jitsu Champion, Three Time CBJJF Champion (Purple belt) Canadian National Champion (Purple belt) Alberta Open Champion (Purple belt) CBJJF Championship Runner Up (Brown belt) Canadian National Championship Runner Up (Brown belt) Alberta Open Champion (Brown belt)
Drew Weatherhead’s Injuries!
Like most Jiu Jitsu athletes, Drew has suffered from his fair share of injuries. He has had some minor knee complaints, and has a string of muscle strains that he encountered throughout his career. Drew has always had exceptional guidance from athletes like Luke Harris and David Rothwell, so his rehabilitation processes are top shelf. Drew continues to work extensively on his strength and conditioning as well as his injury prevention methods.
Is Drew Weatherhead Retired?
Drew Weatherhead is the current owner and head coach at Central Alberta Jiu Jitsu. Drew is highly motivated and dedicated to the development and the growth of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Canada. Drew is an exceptional leader and a highly talented and confident coach. The success of his academy is a direct result of his love and passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as all of his students are in awe of the professionalism and integrity that Drew possesses.
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