My life was greatly impacted after I lost my mom to suicide at the age of 15. Due to this tragic loss in my life, I was lost and did not know how to properly cope with it. In turn, I turned to the unhealthy ways of a bully and I was just pissed at everything that was going on in my life because of what I went through. This was my coping mechanism and it felt like the only way that I could 'express' myself. Thankfully, I had great friends and teachers by my side that kept things in place. When I was little, I always wanted to be a professional soccer player. It changed after discovering MMA at 16 and since then, I decided to put my mind into it. My desire was always consistent and that was to be the best because I believe that this goal has helped me develop better work ethics and great discipline to get things done. At the same time, I apply these values into my everyday life despite the challenges that I may face. I want to give a little shout out to my coach and mentor, Eddie Ng, continually inspires me to be the best version up till today. The way he carries himself and guides me through my martial arts journey just makes me want to do even better and make him proud.
The quote I live by would be to "find within yourself something so strong that you refuse to be broken by anything. A reason to push on. It has to come from within. With that powerful thing that you desire within, find ways to achieve it, trust the process and enjoy the progress"