I started my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) journey in 2009. Having no experience in Martial Arts or any kind of sports training for that matter, I found the Art of BJJ intriguing. It took me a little bit to get going but once I did, I fell in love with it. The fact that the workouts you get in BJJ are so different from conventional strength & conditioning methods I looked forward to trying something new and was up for the challenge.
Every time I step on the mat it’s like a new experience. The friendship, camaraderie and the bonding experience that is created through the tough, humbling and fun training is nothing short of awesome. I was fortunate that I was able to make the time to train so much the first three years that it has created a great foundation for me.
To this day, I continue my training with a careful balance of life, family, work and sports.
The biggest thing that I get out of Jiu Jitsu is team. At Excel Jiu Jitsu Oceanside, we have a nice blend of people from all walks of life that come together to train, share and socialize in friendship. As Academy Director, I get to greet people every day and welcome them into a positive environment of team spirit. I get a chance to work with people and possibly help them with situations that may arise. As I share my vision with Professor Michio and the other instructors of Excel Jiu Jitsu, we talk of Team Unity and Friendship, it’s an experience of memories that will last a lifetime…it’s the Excel Experience.
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