This is a very exciting day for our community! Congratulations to Coach Justin for receiving his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Wednesday (March 13, 2019). He has been with us for 9 years. Starting his journey as a white belt and he helped clean the mats in exchange for free dues. Eventually Justin became a Jiu-Jitsu instructor under the guidance of Jorden and Sarah.
Fast forward to 2019, Justin teaches the Jiu-Jitsu (fundamental and advanced), kids Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, along with the day Muay Thai Classes.
He comes to the Academy every single day with a smile on his face with great energy – excited to teach and train. How much he has grown in the last 9 years has been incredible to watch, it is a testimony as to what is possible if a person shows up on the mats on a consistent basis. He went from being a chubby white belt teenager to an athlete young man with his black belt at a very young age. Justin claims that Jiu-Jitsu has kept him on the right path, always challenged him to be better, and has encouraged him to be the best version of himself possible.
He has a perfect balance of being a beast in competition, yet an amazing instructor. His care and passion of his students is reflected in the investment in his instruction and students. We couldn’t ask for a better instructor and are so excited Justin has earned his black belt.
The last decade has been full of surprises, challenges, new students, new faces, big changes. We cannot wait to see what this next decade holds in store for us!
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