What year did you start training and what was your attraction to BJJ?
I started in 2011 and was always impressed how a skilled practitioner controlled the fight by taking it to the ground, transitioned to a dominant position and submitted their opponent. Seeing and experiencing it for the first time had me hooked and I needed to learn more!
What do you most enjoy about BJJ and training at LEMA?
I really enjoy the physical and mental workout. Always learning something new each time. The friendly atmosphere, variety of people and high skill level at LEMA makes it a great place to train.
Who is your inspiration and why?
“There is no losing in jiu jitsu, You either win or you learn.” – Carlos, Gracie Sr
Whether in BJJ or life learning from your mistakes and continuously striving for improvement has always been a mindset of mine. It has helped me both on the mats and off.
What are some of your achievements?
Getting my mechanical engineering degree, marrying my beautiful wife and being a father of two daughters.
What is your favorite submission?
If you roll with me, you know I like my triangles.
Current Rank: Two Stripe Brown Belt