"I am honored to contribute some small role in passing the "gentle art" to new practitioners of the art. BJJ is all about mastering the basics, forever. Teaching fundamentals has challenged me to patiently deconstruct complex moves into small steps and then communicate those steps to our students in an understandable way. This process has deepened my understanding of the art and made me a better coach. As a coach, nothing makes me happier than when a student's face flashes that "aha" look of understanding, or better yet when they demonstrate something I taught in live situations. I encourage any parent or a person of any age or athletic level to give Sabre Jiu-Jitsu a try, whether it be for self-defense, improved coordination, teamwork, conditioning, competition, or to make lifelong friends."