As a kid I was obsessed with Ninja Turtles, Jean Claud Van Damn movies and everything Martial Arts. I also lived across the road from a karate school. It was only a matter of time before I convinced my parents to take me take me to my first class when I was 8 years old.
Not long after I started training I also competed in and won my first karate tournament. Needless to say I was hooked. I received my first black belt when I was 15 years old. A dream come true. Little did I know at the time that was when the real learning would begin. Martial arts soon became a part of who I was, and still is to this day.
Over the years I’ve competed successfully at regional, state, national and international levels. Some of my achievements include 5 time Australian Koshiki (full contact) Karate Champion, Junior World Koshiki Karate Champion held in Amsterdam, Holland, two 2nd place finishes at the International Koshiki Championships held in New Zealand, and Gold and Silver medals at the World Martial Arts Games in 2009.
Sadly a string of bad injuries including shoulder surgery forced me to walk away from marital arts. Last year I returned to training seriously, and after competing won the New South Wales Koshiki Karate Country Championships which came with many obstacles and challenges.
As a junior I always competed in the lightest weight division and never worried about what I ate. Fast forward 10 years and I had to cut 10kg to make weight. This was done from a mix of over training and starving myself, usually followed by a drastic rebound in weight gain post competition. Proper nutrition is definitely something I struggled with, with so much advice out there and misinformation. I’ve tried and failed with other meals plans, fad diets and dietitian’s in the past.
Since working with Jase and the Enliven Nutrition team, I have a much healthy relationship with food. I have energy in my training, I’m making weight with ease. I’m enjoying the foods I’m eating, and not only that, I’m learning so much as I go.
Jase is a very educated guy who is passionate about what he does and helping others. Combined that with, everything he does is back by hard evidence not just ‘bro science’ it’s easy to see how he gets results. I’m honoured to be working alongside such a professional company like Enliven Nutrition, and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.