Souta Nardi is the grandson of Tsutomu Hanahara, a 1964 Gold medalist olympic wrestler and the first Non-Russian sambo champion during the USSR era. His father, Chris Nardi, is the first black belt under Master Luis Heredia. Souta has had a passion for Jiu-jitsu and wrestling since he was 3 years old. His goal in Jiu-Jitsu is to become a World Champion at each and every belt, compete as much as possible and to eventually share his passion with younger generations of athletes. As for wrestling, Souta dreams to join one of the best college wrestling team at Penn State University, become the best wrestler he can be and keep his family's tradition alive .