“The best part of teaching is creating an environment in which I can promote the health and well being of the families I teach.”

I first started training BJJ with Arashi-Do in 2013. I was originally looking to learn the art simply for fun, but soon came to realize that training could benefit my life in a number of ways. One of my favorite aspects of martial arts is the mental training, specifically learning to clear ones mind. I can honestly say that I am far more focused now than at any other point in my life. I have also learned the importance of dedication, determination, and driving to achieve goals that once may have seemed impossible. I am proud to be a member of the Arashi-Do family, and could not imagine surrounding myself with a better group of people.

As an instructor I like to focus on teaching and reinforcing the basics. To me the fundamentals are like the foundation of a house. Without a solid foundation your house would crumble, so why would you wish to learn anything differently. In my mind you can always improve upon the basics, and they will carry you far. I love to teach people of all ages and walks of life, and especially like it when I can get a shy individual to come out of their shell. Going into 2018, I am hoping to continue my training, as well as imparting knowledge on other people to help them grow in all aspects of their lives.