MEET OUR ATHLETES
I started training in the late 90’s as a freshman in college as a way to deal with trauma. I trained and competed for about 18 months, received my Bluebelt and then quit….. until I picked it up again well over a decade later. I have been training and competing seriously for the last 8 years.
My favorite part of Jiu Jitsu is the empowerment, sense of community and never ending struggle to be even remotely competent at it.
I have won Master Worlds at both purple (gi and no gi) and brown (2x).
A fun fact about me is that I took my first MMA cage fight at 43 years old. Lost a decision to someone 1/2 my age and with 7x the experience.