Every Month we pick a Student from the Academy as ‘Student of the Month’ and asked them a few questions of how has Gracie Jiu-Jitsu benefited them in their life mentally and physically as well as what impact has it made in their lifestyle so far. Many of our students come from a variety of different backgrounds and each with a different goal but ultimately, to learn the number one most important thing, SELF-DEFENSE, as most fights will most likely end up on the ground willingly or unwillingly.
The student for this month is our famous idol, Linda! 🙂 Read our interview with her below to get to know her better. Enjoy the read!
Name: Azlinda Amin
Belt Rank: White Belt (3rd Stripe)
Years of Training: 1 Year
Other Martial Arts Experience: Muay Thai
Occupation: Film & Graphic Editor
1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF.
The one behind the | An adventurist who loves making time-lapse videos | Never in my wildest dreams would I thought I will be doing Jiu-Jitsu someday (and actually enjoy it)
2. HOW AND WHY DID YOU START JIU-JITSU?
It started as a challenge between me and my husband, Firman. He has to try my sport which is rock climbing and I will give a shot at his, which is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. What I thought would end till the 10-days trial, progressed to my first stripe, 2nd and now 3rd.
3. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT GRACIE JIU-JITSU?
The practicality of it. The whole aspect about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu astounds me; from the ease in understanding the syllabus to the teachings of discipline and respecting others.
4. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE?
5. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO’S STARTING OUT JIU-JITSU?
6. HOW HAS JIU-JITSU BENEFITED YOU?
I do solo travel frequently. Learning Jiu-Jitsu has helped me to be better prepared for unexpected situations, to know how to react and defend myself, and also to feel empowered.
7. FAVOURITE QUOTE/PHILOSOPHY?
“Give Feedback, Go Slow and Help Each Other” =)
10. FINALLY, I WANT TO SAY?
Thanks to Dan and Firman for turning me from a skeptic to a believer and to all the amazing friends I’ve made at Gracie CTC for helping me to hone my techniques. It is the presence of all of you, that motivates me to come and continue my Jiu-Jitsu journey.