Gympie, QLD, Australia
Terra Luta BJJ Gympie
Ryan Dunstan/Carlos "Português" Vieira
IgniteSC/Cia Paulista Australia
Blue Belt 4 Stripe
Jiu-Jitsu, Music, Space, Family, Rugby League
Favourite BJJ fighter:
Terere, Cobrinha, Cyborg Abreu, Roger, Marcello... the list goes on.
How'd I get started in BJJ:
A mate of mine talked me in to trying out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in January 2009 , he had just got back from Brazil and was going to the GoldCoast to train at his old gym. I tagged along and fell in love with it. Although I was a sweating dry heaving mess on the ground I knew I had discovered the sport for me...
Why do I blog:
At first it was a way to keep a journal of my training, but it turned in to more of me philosophising and even stroking my own ego a bit. I try to post my thoughts on what i'm experiencing in jiu-jitsu at the time and do it with brutal honesty. As I grow and change as a jiu-jitsu practitioner, this blog grows and changes with me. I hope to be a positive influence on anyone who stumbles across my blog or trains with me. I really want to help spread the awesomeness that is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What keeps me on the mat:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has given me a new found passion and focus. By competing at least 2-3 times a year, not only has my jiu-jitsu game improved but I feel that I have grown and continue to grow as an individual. I truly believe BJJ has helped me become a better person in all areas of my life. It has provided me with a healthy activity that challanges me and continually gives me so many new and exciting experiences.
I've become a Jiu-Jitsu nerd, everything I do now revolves around Jiu-Jitsu and I have recently started to teach a small class in my home town. Being the first 100% BJJ gym in my area. I love introducing people to the art and watching them fall in love with it and develop as people on and off the mat.
I'm extremely grateful to the team mates and coaches that I have trained with since I started my jiu-jitsu journey. With out them I would not have been able to discover the true beauty of this art and make some life long mates.