Vlad’s Life Journey
Vladimir started training martial arts at the age of just 14years old. He began his journey with Judo and received his Judo black belt in 2014 from the Serbian Judo Federation. He started learning the Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 21 years old, and received his black belt in 2019 under Master Pedro Sauer and Professor Thiago Gianneli Bertoni.He has competed nationally (Serbia) and Internationally (Europe and Asia), in both sports, at all levels.
Vlad graduated with both a Bachelor and Master degree in Sport Sciences and Physical Education from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Has been a full-time coach in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo for over 7 years now and has worked in Serbia, Kuwait and now Singapore.
When he teaches, Vlad tries to combine both science and theory. He has learned a lot from fellow instructors, books and experiences he has gained through years of training and competing. Vlad is committed to teaching both the self-defence style of Jiu-Jitsu and sport style of Jiu- Jitsu.
Besides self-defence and the amazing philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu, Vlad considers Jiu-Jitsu as an excellent tool to improve everyone’s life. BJJ’s ability to train the mind and body to find comfort, calmness and react rationally in seemingly uncomfortable situations never fails to amaze him.
Vlad has over 7 years of experience working with children, where he feels that coaches have a huge responsibility because besides teaching them martial arts and fighting skills we are educating them – physical, intellectual and moral education, which can be more important than anything else.
Confucius’s quote perfectly describes his philosophy: If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.