Mr Brook – Instructor
“Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.”
- 3rd Degree Black Belt: Wilkes Martial Arts
- 1st Degree Black Belt: Muay Thai Kickboxing
- Instructor Training Certificate Level 3: Conducted by Kyoshi Sean Allen
- Senior First Aid / CPR
More about me:
When Bec and I booked our first introductory lesson we didn’t really know what to expect and arrived with nervous trepidation – after all, this was a mixed martial arts school, a kick boxing academy, full of bad asses that could rip you apart (and here I was, couldn’t even fight my way out of a paper bag). Thankfully we left our first class excited and full of optimism, thinking this wasn’t an impossible task and that we could really make a go of it (with fitness being our ultimate goal). At that stage we had no expectations of grandeur, the thought of obtaining a black belt one day never even crossed my mind. Wilkes has offered me friendships, acceptance, pride, discipline, and a sense of accomplishment. Completion of the intermediate ranks and being invited to join the seniors classes was a very rewarding experience for me. It signified the hard work and commitment to this sport we had chosen was being recognised and valued by our peers. It also meant it was time to get serious, and that a black belt was not a pipe dream, but with more hard work and commitment to training, a definite possibility.