Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Brown belt since September 2013
I am a Brown Belt under Leo Negao and started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in June, 2006. It’s amazing how we change as we go through life – and I have for a long time now, reached a point where pounding bags for hours every week – has absolutely no interest for me at all. I feel I am in a better place.
In June 2006, I was only interested in the ground fighting positions and how to escape them. I didn’t believe for one moment that I would grow to love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and my interest would change how I feel about many things in life.
I believe BJJ is healthy in lots of ways – for me, I am gaining new skills all the time from my teacher, which keeps me interested on my path. I feel calm, contented and healthier in body and particularly, mind. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become a lifestyle which extends way beyond my weekly training sessions – it’s 24/7 and provides direction.
I am interested in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt structure and whilst enjoying the journey, also look forward to receiving my black belt one day.
I believe reaching the level of black belt will be one of my life time achievements – and something that will give me a great sense of satisfaction.