Joel started training close to a year ago, and fell in love with BJJ. After looking for a new challenge after years of the very solo pursuit of weight training and competing in Physique Competitions he realised he was missing the social and family atmosphere that the sport offers.

Joel also enjoys that he gets to share his development in the sport with his favourite team mates of all- his family.

His wife Lacie and his children Linc and Tilly also practice BJJ.

Joel currently assists in coaching the kid’s classes under the guidance of Professor Chep Krummel, and is preparing for his first BJJ competition.