Echo Charles is the co-host of the ultra popular Jocko podcast together with the larger than life Jocko Willink.
From September of 1990 to 2010 Jocko Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from world champion Dean Lister, competed at the national level in Submission Grappling, and has trained dozens of professional fighters. He has also coached and cornered fighters in numerous King of the Cage, Pride, and UFC events.
Yesterday, Echo Charles had a surprise black belt BJJ promotion by Jocko Willink and Dean Lister. It was a very emotional moment for the two best friends:
Got my Black Belt from @jockowillink and @deanlisterbjj last night who I’ve been training with since my very first day of Jiu Jitsu. I’m missing my other Instructor @gregorymcintyre, but we will debrief when we get back home. Thank you guys infinitely, and all the people at the @originusa Immersion camp for sharing the experience.