I’ve been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for nearly 8 years and in that time I’ve not only trained alongside Dan, but I have also trained with him, attended his weekly classes and also the competition classes run by Dan. Michael
In addition to this I have had one-to-one private sessions with Dan, and I can honestly say that you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who is not only as knowledgeable, but loves what they do as much as he does!
He also competes at the highest level and suffers with all the usual anxieties (possibly more so) that these events can cause, so if you’re feeling those insecurities and self-doubts creeping in, then you can be safe in the knowledge that Dan has felt the same way too and learned how to deal with them!
As someone who suffers with mental health, it’s very reassuring to know Dan is in your corner when you’re not feeling 100%. It might only be a look he gives you or the odd well placed word or two, but that’s usually all it takes and that means so much on those ‘dark days’.
I honestly can’t recommend Dan highly enough, and you can rest assured anything he does he will do it to his very best ability. Dan is an amazing teacher, an awesome opponent, and an incredible friend and I wish him every success!