On April 6th, I had the pleasure of Gavin Hason. Coach Gavin is a big part of our academy, runs our 7 AM class and helps coach fundamental and all level classes periodically as well. He is one of the smaller guys at Jubera Jiu-Jitsu and that probably has made him as technical as he is. When rolling he is known for his arm drag and x guard and usually finishes from the back or attacking a toe hold.
Gavin earned his black belt while raising two young kids and having a successful career. He started BJJ with his brother Garrett after his hockey career ended at university. Gavin overcame injuries and almost always being the smallest guy on the mat to make himself a technical monster and a tremendous coach. He is someone that is great at explaining things to new Jiu-Jitsu students and I often find myself borrowing terms and language to improve my teaching and the student experience. Gavin has been training just about 12 years at this point and I couldn't be prouder of my 6th black belt and friend.
"The days/weeks/months/years will all pass, just keep your head down, keep grinding and good things will come.Big shout out to my beautiful wife Laura Hanson for always supporting me through the injuries, learning how to drain cauliflower ear and anything else that came up as a result of my training. You have always been my biggest advocate and I am so lucky to have you by my side.
Huge thanks to my brother Garrett Hanson. Being able to share this journey with you has been amazing. Having a training partner who pushes me to constantly improve (or get smashed) and is also my brother is truly special.
Lastly, thanks to my Jubera Jiu Jitsu Family. I have never met a more amazing group of straight up savages. I look forward to the next part of my journey with all of you..." - Gavin
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