I am the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling instructor here. I am also one of Perth’s highest-ranking instructors and love being on the mat.
When people ask me why they should try Jiu Jitsu, my response is always the same… Health! Mental Health! In BJJ, only time and effort achieves results. This makes for an amazing outlook on life.
Grappling has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old when I first joined my local Judo Club. Fast forward 30 odd years and I’m still on the mat and still consider myself to be a beginner. Technically however, I am a 3rd degree professor of Jiu Jitsu.
What I love about Jiu Jitsu, is that it enables a smaller person to overcome a bigger opponent using body mechanics rather than size and strength. So I consider myself an empowerment coach for those who need it most.
I love seeing a smaller student, who puts in the time and effort get their first tap on a big guy. That is when I know I am doing my job well.
AND HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LUKE...
Well for one he is a proud veggo (vegetarian).
Two, he’s not a fussy one.
Three, he loves to travel and picks his holiday destinations based on Jiu Jitsu gyms arounds the world (to the extreme that he has travelled through the Amazon looking for Ronaldo Souza dos Santos, aka Jacare) :)
Four he’s a dog lover; and
Five is his determination to encourage and live the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle.
Luke is proudly one of the first Will- Machado Jiu Jitsu Black Belt practitioners in Western Australia, and with 20 plus years in Jiu Jitsu experience we are delighted to call him ours.
Luke is easy going, approachable and committed to encouraging his students to be the best they can be. Luke is an asset to our team.
With well over a decade of coaching, Luke is another one of Riddlers expert trainers - on the ground.