Tom DeBlass is a world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete who has also fought in the UFC and Bellator MMA. He is one of the only people in history to win the North American trials of the ADCC Submission Fighting Championships three times. He owns the largest Jiu-Jitsu academy in New Jersey and heads more than 30 affiliate academies. Among his many notable students is Gary Tonon, widely considered one of the most accomplished grapplers of the last decade. DeBlass’ memoir, How You Bear It, was released in Nov 2021 and chronicles his incredible rise to stardom in the martial arts world, as told to Tom’s father during the last year of his life. For more information about the press coverage of this book, visit Red Clover Digital.