What is your martial arts teaching history and where do you currently teach?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 2007-present and Muay Thai/Kickboxing - 2010-present
In 2007 my employer introduced me to grappling, I was instantly intrigued with grappling but I actually started training BJJ in 2010. I currently teach at Elite MMA Westheimer.
What is a memorable moment for you at Elite MMA?
WINNING my first amateur fight!!! The overall support from the schools, Westheimer & Baytown, was amazing and I did it while working as a tire tech at Discount Tire. I also remember one day I had missed a conditioning session with David Campbell , so the next day during my lunch break I had to push the prowler and when I returned to work I had to put tires away and work on cars. My legs burned so much that day!!!
In your own words why do you enjoy Elite MMA?
The PEOPLE. The atmosphere is like no other. Personally i love the fact that the Westheimer school is open 7 days a week for people to train.
Do you have any martial arts accomplishments that you are proud of and why?
Being healthy and able to compete in general is a blessing. I learned a lot from both my amateur fights and BJJ competitions.
Are there any professional accomplishments that you are proud of and why?
In 2012 I managed to balance working as a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a Discount Tire technician, and a volunteer firefighter while still training for my first amateur fight. Altogether I was working 88hrs a week.
What hobbies do you enjoy and why?
I enjoy watching the Houston Texans play. Football takes me back to many memories of how coaches who impacted my character and attitude towards life.
Any memorable family moments that you would like to share?
When my daughter Jenna sleeps with me she beats me up, so I always feel like I am training.
If you could walk us through a day or week in your life what would it consist of?
Creating a balance of training BJJ, being a janitor at home, a maintenance man, dad, and a helpless romantic. I often fall on my face but it is worth it.Click here to contact Elite MMA
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