Our bodies are designed to move.
Moving your body should be a joy, not a chore. It shouldn’t be a punishment. You should move as much as possible in as many ways as possible. But wherever you are at is ok.
I teach people to move as much as possible, show them what their bodies are capable of doing and encourage them to explore movement in a playful way.
I believe BJJ is an endlessly fascinating sport with benefits both physical and mental on and off the mat. It makes you present in the moment in a way that is really good for you—body and mind. In addition, the art is so broad that anyone with the right attitude can derive benefits and anyone can find a style that suits their body type, age and personality.
I believe anyone can do BJJ and that it can be a lifelong pursuit. Because of that I emphasize a style and a teaching method that allows the students to stay on the mat as much as they want and for as many years as they’d like. The goal for all the students is that they are still on the mats rolling at 85, so I teach and we train with that idea in mind. BJJ is more than a sport, it’s a community with a social connection and group camaraderie, which are hard to duplicate.