Coach Saleh is a black belt judo athlete with extensive training experience from 2010 to 2015 and actively competed at both local and international judo competitions. He joined GTA in 2022 and is now adding to his arsenal the art of Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, and Muay Thai under Professor Rob.
Throughout his trainings, Coach Saleh developed a strong foundation in judo techniques, throws, and groundwork and translates it to his Jiu-Jitsu matches now. We are so excited to have him a part of our team as he has displayed tremendous discipline, dedication, and grit.
Committed to sharing his knowledge and passion for Judo with others, Coach Saleh is excited to teach, learn, and grow with his students. He intends to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students to thrive. With his classes, you can expect to focus on developing technical proficiency, physical conditioning, and mental resilience. He likes to create an environment that promotes discipline, respect, and sportsmanship.
Coach Saleh appreciates the technical aspects of judo, including throws, groundwork, and the strategic mindset it cultivates. In fact, he embraces the opportunities to explore and learn from various martial arts disciplines.
There is no doubt that Coach Saleh has heart in this game. With his drive, his life mission and goals are to inspire and positively impact the lives of others through martial arts such as fostering personal growth, self- confidence, and life skills. Despite already being a black belt, he has hunger to learn and evolve as an MMA student and judo coach.
We asked Coach Saleh: if you can tell your younger self something regarding marital arts, what would you say?
“If I could tell my younger self something regarding martial arts, I would emphasize the importance of consistency and embracing the journey. Progress takes time and dedication. Enjoy the process, stay committed, and never be afraid to push beyond your limits. Every step on the mat is an opportunity for growth and self-improvement.”