I am a BJJ blue belt under Ian Malone at Origin BJJ Newcastle. I also hold a 1st Dan in Seiken Ryu Karate.
I took my first lessons in 2011, but trained for maybe ten sessions before getting injured while cross-training judo. I returned in September 2013 and started training seriously.
I got my Blue Belt in January 2015.
I teach the kid's classes, and compete when I can, although as a roosterweight that's not as much as I would like!