Becoming a model of excellence in one’s line of work is an aspiring goal for any evolving Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner. Since its launch in 1998 Paragon Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has exhibited this concept with the production of many grappling talents such as Jeff Glover and Bill Cooper. Expanding its club’s movement to the southern region of the United States, Paragon Austin continues this endless trail in becoming one of the best BJJ schools in the Lone Star State.
Starting in 2011 by Robert Dembeck and Darrin Lillian these two founders quickly organized a plan to mold itself into its own brand of excellence. With its later assemblage of elite black belt instructors to assist with the enchantment of the program top quality training and instruction was not hard to come by for any student training at Paragon Austin.
The dedication each instructor puts into their work is above and beyond the standards of your typical BJJ instructor which creates a unique diversity of knowledge gained from the participant walking out of each class.
Starting his instructor position early this year David Ginsberg black belt Mike Harmon brings over a decade of experience that any students will benefit from. Not only has his assistance proven to be a great aid for the students at Paragon Austin but also for himself which has allowed Harmon to achieve major success as a competitor which includes becoming a brown belt no-gi world champion in late 2012 .
Girls in Gis are holding its first donation drive to help those in need. Thanks to the support of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in Texas, the Girls in Gis Wish List Donation Drive will directly benefit the SafePlace shelter in Austin, Texas.
SafePlace Austin –– a resource for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors –– supports the needs of survivors through a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment, shelter and counseling services. Programs are also available that educate, build awareness and teach clients about assessing resources. The organization also helps children of survivors.
The SafePlace shelter needs some of the most basic items that can make a big difference in helping women and families rebuild their lives. To help, the Girls in Gis Wish List Donation Drive will collect needed items and create awareness of the services and resources that SafePlace offers.