Changing the World One Student At A Time

Scholarship Entrant: Justin from Albany, Oregon
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Justin: 54

Earning a living doing what I love is my dream. What I would do is teach the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that uses submission techniques to defend oneself so no one has to get hurt. I currently practice this art and am a blue belt, which is far from a black belt. I teach a little to the kids in our kids program, which is a joy in itself, but I wish to take it further. My goal with teaching Jiu-Jitsu is to change lives by giving people confidence and a fun way to be healthy, and ultimately make the world a little healthier.
How I would do that is first earn a black belt. The black belt is a recognized symbol of mastery and I would not feel that I would be able to offer my best teachings and person to students if I didn’t earn that first because the time and journey matures and betters the person. After I have had a black belt for a few years I would ask for the blessings of my instructor to open a gym and begin teaching my own students. My final goal to reach my dream would be to have my own students earn a black belt and start a gym so that they can teach and spread the word of Jiu-Jitsu.

Vote for Justin: 54

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