Next up we have our white belt Jonny McGurk, who shares his BJJ beginnings with us:
3 stripe white belt
When did you start Jiu Jitsu?
Why did you start Jiu Jitsu?
I wanted to try a sport that would be good for fitness/weight loss but also gives you a skill/hobby along the way!
Favourite Submission & why?
Head and arm triangle. It suits my game-style well, but it’s also very adaptable and can be applied from lots of different positions.
Proudest Jiu Jitsu Moment?
Watching grand-union win the overall prize at my first competition. This was awarded because collectively we won the most medals at the whole tournament- It was a great feeling being a part of such a great term.
What has Jiu-Jitsu taught you outside of the Dojo?
Perhaps the most interesting thing about jiu-jitsu is that your true personality is revealed on the mat. Maybe you give up easily or maybe you have an attitude of winning at all costs. .. either way you’ll learn a lot about yourself and will have to adapt to progress in the sport, however this can easily be applied to your personal and work life too!
Tell us something people at the club might not know about you!
Bee-keeping is one of my other hobbies!