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I'm a dedicated martial artist with extensive experience in various disciplines, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,  Hapkido, Judo, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling.

I'm proud to have achieved the rank of Gracie Allegiance Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, NZJJF Sport Ju-Jitsu Competition Black Belt, IJF Judo Yellow Belt, and IMMAF Mixed Martial Arts Blue Belt.

I have also achieved significant competitive success, including being an ISJA Grappling World Champ in 2006, 7x NZJJF Ju-Jitsu NZ National Champ, and the recipient of the 2007 Junior Maori Sportsman of the Year award at the Taranaki Maori Sports Awards.

Additionally, I have a strong track record of contributing to the growth and success of various organizations, including the New Plymouth Wrestling Club, Southern Tribes Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, and the New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation, where I currently serve as the Director of Sport.

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Experience

2019 - Present

Director

New Plymouth MMA Studio

Taranaki, New Zealand

As co-founder and director of NP MMA Studio, my priority is creating & maintaining a positive, safe, and structured learning environment.

 

We work together with elite-level athletes, hobbyists, children, and other vulnerable people in collaborate with other key stakeholders to advocate for ongoing training and development opportunities.

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2015 - 2018

Promotions & Marketing

New Plymouth Wrestling Club

Taranaki, New Zealand

As a dedicated administrator and strategic thinker, I contributed to the growth of the New Plymouth Wrestling Club during my service.

 

I played a key role in member recruitment, health and safety practices, and marketing efforts.

 

Additionally, I introduced new online management systems and facilitated important strategic meetings to rebrand the club and connect with other organizations.

 

With a strong commitment to the club's success, I have also contributed to the repair and renovation of the club building, resulting in increased membership and elevated reputation.

2017 - Present

Director of Sport

New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation

New Zealand

As an experienced administrator and strategic thinker, I have played a key role in the growth and success of the NZJJF.

 

From supporting the chairman to driving expansion and strategic partnerships, I have leveraged my networking skills to forge strong relationships and create opportunities for growth.

 

I have also demonstrated strong leadership and organizational skills during the COVID-19 response, working closely with multiple national entities to establish approved training controls.

 

Passionate about ongoing professional development, I have helped design an e-learning suite for coaching succession pathways, reflecting my commitment to cutting-edge education.

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2004 - 2009

Senior Coach

Southern Tribes Jiu-Jitsu & MMA

Taranaki, New Zealand

I began coaching BJJ to adults in 2004, contributing to the growth of the club and delivering fundamental programs to new students.

 

As the team expanded, I assumed increasingly important responsibilities, ultimately being promoted to senior coach for the adults classes, where I delivered BJJ, MMA, and self-defence programs.

 

I also managed and operated the BJJ Taranaki Club's kids program from 2007 to 2009, developing it into a financially self-sustaining venture with a formalized grading structure, team uniforms, in-house tournaments, and team bonding activities.

 

I demonstrated effective leadership and organizational skills, and in 2008, I travelled nationwide with my father to promote BJJ and expand the club, participating in workshops, teaching classes, and competing in competitions.

Education

2035 - 2035

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2035 - 2035

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Professional skillset

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Go-to-Market Planning

Teamwork & Collaboration

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Languages

English (native)

French (proficient)

Spanish (proficient)

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