My name is Jack Forbes and this year in September I will reach the ripe old age of 65. I started my Jiu-Jitsu studies in the year 2005 when I was 53. I have
been fortunate in life that I have trained with some of the world’s best instructors and at some of the best facilities. It is with all honesty that I can say that Sim Go is one of the best instructors I have trained under and his school “Cobra Kai” is one of the finest.
What makes “Cobra Kai” special? Plain and simple, the Black Belts – Sim, Rodrigo, JShap, Paul and Dave, who are men of honest character, exceptional skills as well as great teaching ethics. Cobra Kai feels like a true academy where learning is first and foremost and ego take a back seat to the spirit of Jiu-Jitsu. There is a special bond here amongst all the students – a special spirit of friendship and learning, at the same time keeping the essence of the warrior spirit inherent in the game.
What does that have to do with me being 65 soon? A good jiu-jitsu school is one that is able to serve the needs of its students rather than the students serving the needs of the school. At Cobra Kai, the students’ needs come first. I am just not going to be able to do a “flying triangle” no matter how much I want to. Sim and his instructors respect the “miles” that I have in my “chassis” and they work with me on techniques that a man of my age can use and be effective with. The instructors make it work for me! They make it work for the women at our school and particularly for the children. That is the mark of a great Jiu-Jitsu school.
If you are from out of town or from another school, stop by and check out Cobra Kai. If you are young or old or anywhere in between, stop by and visit. There is nothing to be afraid of here. Cobra Kai teaches great Jiu-Jitsu with respected instructors, and a student centric-program in a great clean facility with a friendly attitude.
Stop by and visit! It just might change your life!
P.S. I am easy to spot. Just look for the only person on the mat with white hair::::))))))
We will be open tomorrow with our regularly scheduled classes. Come down and check us out!
Reminder: We will be going by our regular schedule for veteran’s day (Wed. Nov. 11). Hope to see you in class!
Just a reminder, we will be going by our usual schedule for this weekend and Monday! Have a safe holiday everyone