Who Is Travis Tooke?
For over 20 years Travis Tooke has dedicated himself to mastering and teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is a passionate martial artist who is committed to serving his students and his community. He is the author of Jiu jitsu and Life: Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat. As the head instructor and CEO of Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts, Professor Travis has created a program that molds student into athletic martial artists and confident leaders.The Full Story
STARTED BUSINESS EARLY
Professor Travis started Team Tooke in 2005 in his father’s garage with 0 students. With no college degree or business skills, he took a leap of faith and followed his dream of teaching martial arts. Over time, Travis continued to invest into his training, education and the right mentors. Today, Team Tooke is home to over 300 active students all training under the roof of a 9,000+ sq ft facility. The well-respected academy has created Jiu-jitsu champions and UFC fighters. But most importantly, Travis has helped to build a community of highly skilled and disciplined leaders who work together to keep growing as a team.
Book Author Travis Tooke
As serial-entrepreneur and author of multiple books Travis offers his books online at Amazon Kindle Direct
JIU-JITSU FOR LIFE
Lessons Learned On And Off The Mat
More than just a book about martial arts, this is a sometimes humorous, sometimes gut-wrenching look at what it tales to succeed – both in martial arts and in business – when you start with only grit, tenacity, and heart.
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Travis Tooke – Author and Coach
Travis takes you through his hard-fought journey in BJJ and tells a story of hardships, success and some painfully personal truths. As a practitioner you'll gain wisdom to help your BJJ growth. Those inspired to begin a business will learn valuable lessons often only discovered the hard way. Those who have shared a portion of their BJJ journey with Travis will be reminded of memories and why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than a workout or self defense class.
I sat down to read this book and was not able to put it down until I had finished it twice. Great stories from Professor Tooke as well as amazing life lessons. He shares highs and lows, wins and losses and does so in a way that shows great humility and the outstanding leader that he is. The thing I took away from this book is that it paints a real picture of what challenges really are like, and not only the discipline it took for him to push through but also how he has surrounded himself with the right people to continue to believe in and push him. This book is more than worth your time and will be something you keep going back to for lessons, motivation or even just a good smile.
I loved seeing Travis's journey and growth from a teen amazed by the Gracies' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to training in their organization, and then learning to navigate the world of business using the same guts and gumption that got him to black belt. Funny, endearing, and a joy to read. More than just a martial arts story, it's a story about what it takes to achieve any goals in business and in life.