Pre-Jitsu

I have seen many health care workers and patients assaulted, often resulting in injury. While working as a nurse within a psychiatric hospital, a resident with a history of aggression grabbed me. I froze in panic and did not know how to respond. Thankfully the situation resolved without injury. The next day I became a student at a local martial arts school for self defense purposes. I determined Brazilian jiu-jitsu was a great fit for me due to the safe utilization of ground technique and joint manipulation. Originally seeking exercise and an education in self defense, now I teach all ages/backgrounds and compete in international sports events.

 

 

During the COVID-19 crisis, I designed "pre-jitsu" for beginners and those at home who may be considering enrolling at a local dojo. Pre-jitsu brings practical solo martial arts techniques to the privacy of your home. My goal is to get more people of all ages and ability levels involved with martial arts as a holistic exercise to improve mental and physical health. I want to work with you to expand your mobility, strength, cardio, and physical comfort while arming you with tools to fight back against predators, depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, excess weight, stagnation, and more. Join your first week of online pre-jitsu class for free!

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2021 USA Judo National

President's Cup Champion
Dallas, TX
Absolute gold medalist

I have experience teaching martial arts for all ages at Auburn Mixed Martial Arts and Auburn Jiu Jitsu. I also teach health care professionals & pre-professionals de-escalation and defense techniques to prevent injury from workplace violence. I am a North American Grappling Association (NAGA) World silver medalist (purple belt absolute), multiple time world medalist, USA Judo National President's Championship absolute gold medalist, International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), NAGA, and American Grappling Federation (AGF) USA national silver medalist, AGF Georgia State Grappling Champion, multiple time AGF absolute champion and gold medalist, IBJJF Atlanta International Open champion, Newbreed gold medalist, NAGA gold medalist, and I have won more than 50 awards as an active judo & jiu-jitsu competitor.

I am a member of 
International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)Federation of Israeli Martial Arts (FIMA), United States Judo Association (USJA), and USA Judo. I especially have a passion for teaching children life long skills in health, staying safe, and managing violent situations.

2022 IBJJF Atlanta International Open Champion

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All smiles & golds at American Grappling Federation Championship with my coach Randall Phillips

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Newbreed Ultimate Challenge 2019, Huntsville, AL

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2022 IBJJF Atlanta International Open Champion

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