My name is Sally Arsenault and I’m a black belt under Renzo Gracie black belt Kevin Taylor at Titans MMA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Finding jiu jitsu was a fortunate accident for me; I had been lifting weights for five or six years and had become very bored with the monotony.
The message board I frequented at the time had some very knowledgeable lifters that I followed but I found myself reading the new section about MMA more and more. After being robbed at gun point a couple of times at that point, it made sense to try something new. I called around local martial arts clubs and eventually found Titans.
I’ve been training BJJ consistently since 2009 and in 2013 I founded a Women Only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at our club in hopes to provide women with a gentle entry into our sport.
I am originally from Summerside, PEI and now work in Halifax as an auditor for the province of Nova Scotia. When I began training, I found it very frustrating trying to find gear to fit me, especially gis, so when I was injured as a blue belt, I began using my auditing tactics to evaluate training gear and present reports to my fellow grapplers. You can find many of my previous reviews and articles on Breaking Muscle.
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