Los Angeles, California
BJJ Purple Belt
What year did you start training?
How did you get started?
Saw people training in my college gym, decided to give it a try. Hooked ever since.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered in your training, and how did you overcome it?
Fear of competition. Still a challenge, but competing helps keep the fear at bay.
What’s your favorite thing about training or teaching, and why?
Watching people find joy in martial arts
What are your personal goals on and off the mat?
On the mat: to train sustainably for my body, so that I can train forever. Off that mat, to be a better person every day.
What’s something people might be surprised to learn about you?
I have a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.