Vegan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion David Meyer has just taken his 9th world title. He fought in two categories making this victory even more impressive.
The 56 year old attributes his previous and continued success to his plant based diet saying:
“I was vegetarian since 1985 and experimented eating mostly vegan, and have been entirely vegan since 2000, My motivation is entirely to not harm animals. I have experienced that it’s an extremely healthy way to eat. It gives me more energy, it’s better for the environment. I’m morally committed to not harming animals.”
He was the first American to place at a Black Belt World Championship and the first American to come out on top in a Brazilian Black Belt competition.
Meyer hopes his victories encourage others to go vegan:
“I hope that as more and more people hear about veganism they will be open to considering it and realize that it’s a natural and smart way to eat.