[Growing Gorillas – Kids BJJ]
I first became interested in martial arts while watching old Pride Fighting videos with friends. The grappler versus striker style clash of Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem, was particularly exciting and intriguing to me. Three years ago I finally began my martial arts journey at Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho. I competed in my first BJJ tournament shortly after enrolling, and was immediately hooked!
I recently left a job with the Boise School District to train and coach full time at Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho. I help coach our Growing Gorillas kids program and Foundations program for adults, and find both incredibly rewarding! In three years of training, I’ve competed multiple times at IBJJF events as well as the larger tournaments in the Pacific Northwest, and currently hold the rank of blue belt. I hope to continue improving my skill on the mat and eventually compete on the professional BJJ circuit.