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Kini Cole spent 6 years in the US Marine Corps as a Recon Marine, 4 1/2 years with the NYPD and has been in federal law enforcement for 25 years.
In addition, Kini is also a 3-time IBJJF World Champion, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor and an instructor at South Florida Tactical Athletes, a company that prepares candidates for Special Operations Selection Courses in all branches of the US military.
Kini was born and raised in the Bronx and talks movingly of his mother’s example of service throughout her life and how it influenced him to do the same with veterans. Kini also reveals some of the lesser known origins of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, his 4 months spent working at Ground Zero after 9/11 and how he got the nickname ‘Grandinho’. Kini continues to serve and mentor in multiple ways and you can learn more about his work and organizations he’s involved with here:
South Florida Tactical Athletes: https://www.sfta.us
Force Blue (Uniting Coral Reef Conservation and Veterans): https://forceblueteam.org
Veterans Response: https://veteransresponse.org
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