CATEGORYArvada, BJJ Coach, Kids, Purple Belt
Where do you usually teach and train?
Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, or both?
Purple Belt / Blue Shirt
What year did you start training?
How did you get started?
I started Muay Thai with my brother and my cousin. After a year of training Muay Thai I started training Jiu Jitsu. As a young teenager, Jiu Jitsu was more appealing because it used leverage and technique over strength, and so Jiu Jitsu became my main focus of training.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered in your training, and how did you overcome it?
When I started out, I was just big enough for adult classes, so being the smallest I was thrown around a lot. Because I started when I was younger and smaller, I developed a technique-based Jiu Jitsu game. This in turn has enabled me to be able to train with anyone, regardless of their size.
What’s your favorite thing about training or teaching, and why?
I enjoy teaching and training with people from all walks of life. At Easton I can spread my knowledge and love of martial arts while also teaching skills that are applicable off the mat.
What are your personal goals on and off the mat?
Once I heal from my meniscus surgery I want to get back to training consistently and eventually earn a black belt. Off the mat I want to travel the world and experience the different cultures it has to offer.
What’s something people might be surprised to learn about you?
In my free time I play video games competitively.