“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee.
- 2nd Degree Black Belt: Wilkes Martial Arts
- Instructor Training Certificate Level 1
- Senior First Aid / CPR
More about me:
Before I had commenced my training at the Myaree centre I had no previous training in Martial Arts whatsoever. When I was younger, I never visualised myself as a martial artist nor did I even think I’d like it.
I decided to give it a go after Sensei Wilkes suggested trying it out and see if I like it. In early February 2011 I took the plunge and went in to give it a go. I will say that approaching my first lesson and entering the dojo for the first time that I was more excited that nervous. I walked away feeling very satisfied about returning for another lesson later in the week.
From that day forward, I knew that I was going to change for the better. I found something that was going to keep me fit and active, make a new circle of friends and have a positive impact on my day-to-day living. Something in my own mind instinctively told me that I was going to have a lot of fun in this environment. Within a month I became ‘part of the furniture’. The rest is history, as they say. I had found a place that was welcoming of all people and didn’t seem like an intimidating ‘fight club’ in any shape or form. The great people I train with in such a dynamic environment make it all the more worthwhile too!
Throughout my time training, I have noticed positive changes spread out to all aspects of my life. I want to keep this up for as long as I am able to do so.
In October 2013, I was offered a position as an assistant instructor at Wilkes Academy. Eager to step up to the opportunity, I immediately saw this as an avenue to become a better mentor to teaching people something that I love doing myself.
See you out there on the mat!