Birth place: St. Paul, MN
What martial art(s) have trained in:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – 2002-present
Number of years of training martial arts: I started training (Judo) in Ft Worth, TX in 1990. Met Eric and Hai in 2002 and began BJJ training.
When did you start teaching at Elite MMA? I started teaching in 2007 when Eric and Hai started an early morning BJJ class.
What is a memorable moment for you at Elite MMA? There are so many- from the first time I was choked out, experiencing Eric’s crush game (ask him to show it to you sometime) for the first time or Hai laughing at me for being old, fat and ugly when attempting my flying triangle.
In your own words why do you enjoy Elite MMA? Elite is a place where a great group of guys of all ages get together to train hard and have a great time doing it. You have the opportunity to compete against some of the best MMA people out there while knowing they are looking out for you.
Any sports/activities that you participated in that you are proud of? I was a scholarship swimmer at TCU (go frogs) for four years- back when there was a southwest conference.
What hobbies do you enjoy and why? What’s a Hobby? I’m married and have three kids- so I guess their hobbies are mine.
Academic accomplishments: Graduated from TCU (86) - yes I am old.
If you could walk us through a day or week in your life what would it consist of? During the week I get to work before 3 am, teach BJJ at 6 am go back to work, for lunch I train BJJ go back to work (leaving work at 6 pm). I then take my kids to their various practices, log back in at work until bed at 11pm. (do you want to trade schedule?)Not Sure Which Class To Try?
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