|Smile Max... you just took gold!|
Mike Leary is the head instructor of NWJJA's youth classes which meet at 4:30 every Tuesday and Thursday, and then Saturday mornings at 9am at 942 N. 95th here in Seattle, WA. Mike is a loyal and dedicated brown belt under Brian Johnson, and he not only teaches techniques, but conveys those principles and qualities in everything he does as a father, coach, friend, and husband. Here is what coach Leary posted about Max:
"Max McCrackin gets the gold at his first BJJ tournament in Seattle Wa. He has been a dedicated student training 3 days a week for about 2 years at the Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy. When he first started Jiu Jitsu he was very shy and at times the target of bullies at school. His parents Steven and Maria felt that he needed to learn an effective form of self defense. So they brought him to the Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy owned and operated by 2nd degree Machado Black Belt Brian Johnson. Brians youth instructor and Brown Belt Mike Leary has been working with and coaching several seattle youths for the last 2 years."
One of the best things about this video clip is that Coach Mike added subtitles explaining what you are watching. An excellent breakdown of BJJ!
Enjoy, and congrats Max! Proud of you!