COACH BRETT HARRISON
My Jiu-Jitsu Journey began back on Christmas Eve 2012. I was at a friends house who had been training BJJ for about 3 months. He asked me to spar, and since I had been training kickboxing and was a brown belt at the time I thought I would be fine....how wrong was I? He destroyed me and hyper extended my arm with an arm bar. This led me to sign up at the end of February in 2013 training under John Goldson and remember having my first session with Paul Attwood (Atti- one of Rebellion's 5 black belts) and he ran rings around me effortlessly while we were sparring. From then on I was hooked training at least 3 times a week.
I remember being jealous of anyone with 3 stripes on their white belt or above because I couldn't attend the advanced sessions. I received my blue belt in March 2014 with 6 other friends (3 of who still train). Blue belt was long and I started to realise how people took it easy with me at white belt. I received my purple belt in April 2016. Throughout white and half way through blue belts meant everything to me, I then started to realise that if I focused on my training and put my time in on the mat, the belts will come. As a famous practitioner says, 'A black belt is a white belt that never quit'.
After receiving my purple belt, it is at this time that I took up a coaching role. I really enjoyed this and loved helping people progress their Jiu Jitsu. I received a lot of positive feedback which cemented my desire to teach. I am lucky enough to be able to continue my coaching role at Rebellion BJJ and look forward to seeing everyone on the mat and helping them in their Jiu Jitsu journey.