Nicknamed “The Prodigy,” BJ Penn was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Hilo, Hawaii at the tender age of 17 by neighbor Tom Callos. It was through Callos that BJ met Ralph Gracie in 1997 and decided to relocate to Mountain View, CA to further his Jiu-Jitsu training. From that time on, BJ Penn launched his storied career through the ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the UFC. "WIN, LOSE OR DRAW BJ PENN IS THE PEOPLES CHAMP AND A TRUE LEGEND TO MMA. NOT ONLY IS HE 1 OF ONLY 2 FIGHTERS TO EVER HOLD 2 BELTS IN 2 SEPARATE WEIGHT CLASSES BUT HE IS THE MOST HUMBLE HUMAN BEING YOU'LL EVER MEET. BJ WOULD GIVE THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO ANYONE IN NEED. BJ PENN IS A TRUE AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA AND RVCA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THIS MAN. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ONLY ONE BJ PENN!" - WORDS BY RVCA FOUNDER PM TENORE.