High-stakes Poker Player, Pro MMA Fighter, Vancouver, Canada
“I will try to avoid the cliches of the gym being “a family, not just a team” and focus on the objective. The objective truth is that I have trained Brazilian jiujitsu, gi and no-gi, at dozens of gyms in various countries. And nowhere have I found an instructor who has taught me more useful techniques than Sim Go.”
Cobra Kai produces awesome grapplers and there is a focus on honing competitive skills, but any of the upper belts and instructors are willing, even eager, to take significant individual time with folks taking them aside and helping them learn. Every practice I see this happen. Sometimes it is a hardworking journeyman grappler getting help from one of the black belts, sometimes it is a newbie or a visitor from out of town. There is a love of rolling, and an impressive willingness to share with everyone.
Cobra Kai is one of the best gyms for Jiu Jitsu. I am an attorney, so I spend much of my time at a desk. Although Jiu Jitsu is very technical, and therefore mentally challenging, it is also a great workout. Considering my profession, intense physical combat is exactly what I need to balance myself after a long day at the office. In addition, for each day that I train, the work day goes by faster because I am looking forward to class that evening.