Luke is a black belt and highly skilled teacher who is often openly credited by new members of the team for his willingness to share his skills and help people progress.
I first began training with the Lifestyle Team in 2013 - I was a 20 year old armchair UFC fan who had never tried Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before, and at 5ft 8 and 89kg, I wasn't in great shape either. I had my first "roll", got submitted in approximately 15 seconds, and haven't looked back since.
BJJ swiftly became my favourite form of exercise. Within a year, my weight was down to a more appropriate 70kg, I had gained confidence in myself and had also made a bunch of friends through the Lifestyle Team.
In January 2024, I was honored to receive my black belt from Diccon Lynes, having also received my blue, purple and brown belts here in 2014, 2017 and 2020 respectively.
In 2021, I began cross-training in the art of Judo, where I currently hold the rank of brown belt.
What I love most about training at the Lifestyle Team is the clear and detailed instructions we receive from Diccon, the focus on drilling and repetition we have in our classes and the relaxed friendly atmosphere of everybody at the club.