HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRAINING BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AT JOHN DONEHUE JIU JITSU & MMA?
I have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for just over a year, I started in 2017.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST IN YOUR CLASSES AT JOHN DONEHUE JIU JITSU & MMA?
The positive and encouraging vibe from the coaches and my training partners make classes very enjoyable. Being in an environment where everyone has so many great goals to achieve is one of the many reasons why I look forward to coming to my classes every week.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START TRAINING IN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU?
Many of my friends doing martial arts told me to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it is a beneficial and fun activity. After learning about the sport and watching loads of black belts doing flying armbars and triangles for weeks, I decided to give Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try.
YOU COMPETED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE ADCC COMPETITION HELD AT JOHN DONEHUE JIU JITSU & MMA AND WON YOUR FIRST GOLD MEDAL! WELL DONE YOHAN! HOW WAS IT?
The thought of competing in the ADCC competition had me excited for weeks.
It was slightly intimidating at first but the overall experience made me more confident and it was like nothing I had ever witnessed before. I enjoyed cheering on training partners and watching different ways people competed. I look forward to competing again in the future.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT AT JOHN DONEHUE JIU JITSU & MMA?
My favourite moment at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA was the feeling I had after my first Friday competition class. It showed how much progress I have made since first entering the gym which was a great moment for me as the Friday competition class included two hours of amazing knowledge passed on from Gene LeBell through our Head Coach John Donehue.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBMISSION?
My favourite submission is the triangle. Whether I submit someone or not, it is a good position for me to keep control over my opponent whilst still using different attacks and sweeps.
WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Perseverant, competitive and respectful.