About Me

BJJ + Travel Bug = BJJBug.net

I've been studying various styles of martial arts for the past 15+ years. These include: Kajukenbo, Shotokan, Shorin-Ryu, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

Currently, I hold the rank of Black Belt in Shorin-ryu, Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, and Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

BJJBug.net was created to share my personal experience and journey in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) along with my love for travel. The name of the blog comes from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's abbreviation "BJJ" along with the common phrase "Travel Bug". I find that when traveling and visiting other academies, I always end up meeting amazing people. I've always had a deep appreciation for other cultures and customs. My goal is to train in all 50 states and at least 30 different countries before opening up my academy. I hope to bring what I learn back from my journey to share with my current students, training partners, and future students. 

I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA. I work full-time as a marketing/advertising professional. When I'm free, you can find me at the beach, hiking, gym, restaurants, or in some other state or country. I occasionally teach martial arts classes in Torrance, CA and I'm looking to open my own academy in the near future. My future academy will be offering classes for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shorin-ryu Karate, Weapons Training, and Yoga. 

For now, follow me on Instagram @bjjbug to check out the latest pics of my journey and training.