Dan Hoopes Jiu JitsuI am a student and assistant Coach at Excel Jiu Jitsu Oceanside. I have been under Head Jiu-Jitsu Professor Michio Grubbs since 2008.

Since I’ve been training I have gotten into better shape by losing several pounds and building more stamina and strength. When I started I was over 195lbs! At my last tournament that I did, I made weight at 155lbs. More importantly I feel better as a person.

Not only has my physical appearance changed, but so has my personality. When I started I was very quiet and shy. I came to class very scared, and nervous. Now after meeting such great people and friends I am one of the more talkative people in class, and not just in class. I have taken on challenges in the world around me that I would have not done before Jiu-Jitsu.

Finally the knowledge and fun that I have doing Jiu-Jitsu is what really drives me. I wake up everyBJJ Martial Artist athlete; Dan Hoopes Jiu Jitsu competitor; Jiu Jitsu tournament SD morning thinking what I could learn today in Jiu-Jitsu. If I am not there I am thinking what am I missing today. Then when I am there I can’t think of any better place to be. Some days are tough. I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had injuries and disappointments. I’ve had good friends move on to other places, but the one thing that has not changed is the fun of Jiu-Jitsu.

I would recommend Excel Jiu Jitsu to anyone who is serious about learning, getting in shape, and having fun. I have trained at other places, but I always feel that Excel Jiu Jitsu is the place for me. There are great people, great atmosphere, and lots of fun to be had.

Dan Hoopes BJJ Brown Belt Oceanside

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