Brian Asheland Martial Arts Instructor

Martial Arts Asheville

Brian Asheland

Brian started training Brazilian Jiujitsu in 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. He is an accomplished Purple belt who competes as often as he can. He has a passion for rolling and that passion shows through when he teaches.

"BJJ helped me take control of my life. I was overweight, bored, and carrying around a lot of baggage. My first night, I had a girl who was half my size take me down and just strangle me. Since then I've been hooked! I thought, if she can do that, then I can do that. And it's not only the physical changes that have been awesome (I lost almost 50lbs my first year), but mental too. I don't feel like the world is challenging me anymore. I'm super confident. I can focus better and feel like things that used to stress me out just aren't a big deal. I feel like combat sports, but especially BJJ, helped turn my entire life around. Plus, my daughter thinks I fight pirates all day, and that's pretty cool." -Brian


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