Hazel Capalad is Professor Bryant Pangelinan’s first promoted female Black Belt. Coach Hazel moved to the Bay Area from Honolulu, HI back in July, 2017. She came to Sabre as a well decorated purple belt competitor. She has competed all over the world, and shares her passion and experience with everyone. One thing Coach Hazel is very proud of, is the ever-growing Sabre All Female class. She was there from the creation of the class, to its present success. The main goal was to create a safe environment for females of all levels to train and learn the gentle art.
Coach Hazel’s Philosophy:
Work hard, help others, focus on the mat, and persevere. The mat Is powerful and it teaches you humility. If you’re suffering from an inflated ego or far too much vanity in your life, get on the mats. Jiu Jitsu is a raw force, unfettered and unforgiving, that can take your breath away with the magnificence of our team. I've discovered the true meaning of gratitude when I was able to hand down the knowledge given to me by my coaches. We might not always make the best decisions, and things won’t always go as we plan, but in the end, it’s all worth it. If it doesn’t feel like that, it probably isn’t the end. I've trusted the process and will continue to do just that.