Sensei Receives Black Belt and Teaches Self Defense

Sensei Tim Hurt with Black Belt and Certification

Almost ten years in the making, Sensei Tim Hurt of the Lawrenceburg Martial Arts on East Woodford Street earned his official Carlson Gracie black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Sensei Tim, who is the head instructor at the Lawrenceburg Martial Arts and has over 30 years of martial arts experience, said that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts around the country and earning a black belt in the art form normally takes between 8-10 years.

And this long experience is what he brings back to his students at the Lawrenceburg Martial Arts.  Having students as young as 6 years old, Sensei Tim instills in them not only a very successful self defense system but also values, discipline, and respect.  He said that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best ways to defend one’s self, especially if one isn’t physically large or athletically strong.  He demonstrated this with some of his students that were much smaller than him where they could easily protect themselves using leverage and particular positions on the ground.

But, self defense isn’t the only subject students learn.  Sensei Tim helps build core values and character within his students.  Through discipline, respect, and only rewarding what’s truly earned, his students develop strong self confidence and self control.  Because of the physical nature of the art, the young students especially build coordination skills and strength.

For more information about the Lawrenceburg Martial Arts, check out their Facebook page and website.

From left in the group photo: Sensei Tim Hurt, Crystal Bryant, Mason Essany, Clay Bowman, Makenna Price, Jared Morris, Alanah Bryant, Lukas Hagan, Tai Bryant, Amelia Bryant

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