I have been doing martial arts most of my life as I've always been an active individual. I have always loved helping people and coaching has always been one of my dreams. I have always loved to help individuals and see their progress. The fact that they would progress would show that not only I love what I do but also that I am able to pass on my love for Judo through teaching.
I love to teach Judo because you can apply the same moral code that is present in Judo to your life such as being humble, having courage, never giving up, having no ego, being courteous, and honesty to name a few. Judo has impacted my life in many ways. It's a beautiful art not only because of what it stands for, but the way you can apply it to everyday life is what makes it truly wonderful.
Throughout all of my years in Judo and to this very day, I have had one mentor who has taught me so much and I still continues to teach me every day. His name is Cedric Joel Eric Perroud. He is not only a wonderful mentor and a wonderful sensei but he is a wonderful human being and has tremendous skills in the sport of Judo. He is the main reason why I became a coach. My goal in the future is to also get involved with children and adults with all types of disabilities. We believe that any one is capable of learning Judo.
As a brown belt, I started judo not too long ago, and the passion for the sport grows every day. Since I was a science teacher for kids in Brazil, being a reference for children's apprenticeship is something I always loved. I am very thankful to sensei Cedric for the opportunity to learn from him how to coach judo in such a critical phase of development for a person, especially teaching such a sport that has so much to add to a child growing up.
I started doing judo when I was 17 and have continued for the last 13 years. I played many sports growing up but knew I loved judo from the first time I got thrown. Judo is a great way to stay physically and mentally healthy, and it is something I can and will continue into old age. I became a judo coach because I want to share my love for judo and hope that those I teach find what I found in judo.
Judo entered my life later than I would have liked, but nevertheless it has changed my life. Jigoro Kano created Judo as not just a sport, it is a way of life. It is important to remember that receiving your black belt signifies the beginning of learning. It is my privilege to pass on the knowledge I have obtained from my sensei on to other judoka.
Jamie was born in Westchester, NY, where he started practicing martial art, and moved to Fort Lauderdale 5 years ago and continue to train.
Jamie has practiced martial arts since he was 10 years old, and has spent the last 4 years dedicated to training professionally and teaching, with some of the best martial artists in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, Taekwondo, Muay Tai, and Boxing.
He also has been practicing Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation for over 10 years and feels that these softer arts are a key element in his martial arts and personal development. He competes in national level and international level competitions for the last 4 years and places on the podium each time. His expertise is specially for No Gi BJJ and is a positive addition to the BJJ class.
Jamie is excited to be a part of AP Training Center FL, and to be in a position to share his passion for martial arts and personal development with others.
Personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Began studying martial arts in 2005. Founded RISDMA Rhode Island School of Design Martial Arts club and operated for 6 years. Founder of Perpetual White Belt, a martial arts industry influencer brand. Trained along side "Sweetbread" Dennis Paiva jr. Team Santos Providence and with Dino Spencer 5th St Gym, Miami. Personally trained with Eric Faro, a Mental Coach for top athletes in the UFC and IBJF.
Taekwondo: 4 years Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt under Grandmaster Jin Chung and Master Maria Zavalakos at USMA Ko Am Mu Do Federation, Palm Beach.
Bo-Staff and Nunchuck: 7 years Personal Hermitage.
Judo: 1.5 years under Cedric Perroud, AP Training Center FL, Fort Lauderdale.
Brazilian Jiu jitsu: 1.5 years under Mat Santos, Team Santos, Providence.
Balintawak/ Pekiti Tirsia: 2 years under Guro Michael Palliotta, Providence.
Kick boxing/ Muay Thai: 1 year Coach George Thibault, Providence.
Capoeira: 2 years under Donnie Senna, Brown University Capoeira, Providence.