Congratulations to our Student of the Month: Jaelen!
Hi Jaelen, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am 11 years old. I am in 5th grade. My birthday
Why did you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
I started because my parents encouraged me to have a look at it. After I heard about some of the details and saw some demonstrations, both live and online, it seemed like something that would be really fun and enjoyable for me.
When did you start training Jiu-Jitsu and how often do you come to class?
I first started in Kindergarten, then took a long break. I then started up again at another studio in the San Gabriel Valley. My mother then heard about
What is your favorite thing about Jiu-Jitsu class?
I like that it puts a lot of
What do you like most about Professor Gino’s teachings?
I like that Professor Gino isn’t strict and angry all the time. He is structured and pushes me to achieve goals, but always in a positive way that really motivates me. Most of my past instructors were always yelling and hard on the students, but it felt negative rather than motivational. One of my past instructors had an obscene word hung up on the the wall of his office. Professor Gino is nice and calm, never yells, doesn’t give unrealistic punishments, and doesn’t have obscene words on his walls. He actually has messages that are positive and motivating up in the studio. That has made Jiu-Jitsu a lot more enjoyable and it’s actually easier to work harder. Now I’m actually excited to come to class and enjoy my time practicing and improving. This is the type of environment that I can realistically get to the black belt level in. Earning a black belt, and doing well in and winning some Jiu-Jitsu competitions are some of my main goals.
Questions for Jaelen’s parents Jameela and John
What improvements have you noticed in Jaelen since he has been doing Jiu-Jitsu?
Jaelen has become significantly more confident with his daily social interactions. He is much more disciplined about getting all of his various responsibilities completed on time and to high standards. He also appears to be much more physically healthy. His general demeanor is more calm and balanced.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Professor Gino really does run a top quality program. He has a knack for treating the students
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Or maybe you would like to read more about other students of the month such as Jimmy or Faith.