Black Belt Visitor – Michael Lee

By Arete BJJ Malta,

  Category: visitors

Archived blog post from old website

On Sunday 12th of February, I got an SMS-message from Mike. He texted me and asked me if he could train with us. “Of course” – I replied to him. At the time, I didn’t know who he was or how long he have been training jiu-jitsu…and oh boy, we were in for a surprise.

Meet Michael Lee


Mike is Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Canada. Mike has two schools in Canada H2OMMA and On Guard Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
It is worth mentioning that, H2OMMA is the home gym for UFC prospect Olivier Aubin-Mercier, who have quite a few submission wins on his MMA record.

Mike is not exactly a fresh black belt. The Technique video below, where Mike shows a sweep from half guard is from 2008 and Mike is already a Black Belt in that video.

The Class

As usual, we handled the warm up part and the visitor can focus on teaching the technique. Mike showed an epic side control side control escape, which had a jaw opening effect on us 🙂

It was easy to tell that Mike is a very experienced teacher – the way he explained and showed the technique was so clear, that you don’t get to that level of teaching by accident.

Mike is doing occasional business trips on Europe and we really hope, that he comes back to Malta again.

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