“The best part about teaching is sharing my knowledge with my students and helping them grow in BJJ.”

I started training with Arashi-Do Lom Pa Yu in 2011. My instructors were Kyoshi Mike and Renshi Setsu. I took up BJJ in 2013 and was immediately drawn to the effectiveness and efficiency of the art

My role as an assistant instructor began in 2014 at our Acadia location and I stepped into the role of main BJJ instructor in 2015. Later in the year I also started teaching at West Hillhurst.

My previous martial arts experience includes:

●  Red belt in Tae Kwon Do in my early 20s

●  Purple belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu as a young teen

●  One year of Krav Maga

●  Orange Prajied in Muay Thai

In the summer of 2015 I traveled to Brazil to compete in the world championship. Our Cochrane location opened in 2016 and I began teaching there as well. I was honored to receive my purple belt in spring 2017 from Mastre Behring.

I have recently begun training karate again, it’s always great to develop new skills.