As a purple belt under Tony Passos, Coach Paul assists in teaching the kids’ classes. Having spent years learning Jiu jitsu, he likes teaching the kids as a way to give back and to ensure that the knowledge of BJJ does not get lost. Coach Paul is also a second degree black belt in karate. His inspiration to train BJJ came from the way it applies basic principles to great effect. The most fulfilling aspect of teaching the kids class is to see how quickly the kids learn and apply the art. His teaching methodology includes focusing both on mental and physical skills. He emphasizes and encourages the kids to think through their decisions of what technique to choose and why and then the correct method to implement. Coach Paul believes that by learning BJJ, the kids are gaining a mental framework to succeed in school and life while maintaining a physically active lifestyle.