Stuart started training BJJ over 6 years ago after initially enrolling his two boys into BJJ classes. He is currently a Brown Belt under Academy Head Instructor, and BJJ Black Belt, Phil Cassidy.
Although having tried a handful of different martial arts over the years, BJJ is the art that has challenged him the most, and he does not see himself doing anything else. He loves learning the art and sharing what he learns with others.
Stuart has been a nurse for 25 years and spent most of his working career in the area of mental health nursing. During this time, he has undertaken numerous courses and certifications in Aggressive Behaviour Management, Occupational Violence Prevention, Critical Incident De-escalation and Debriefing, and Dealing with Bullying and Domestic Violence.
Stuart also has a love for health and fitness. He is a Cert IV qualified Personal Trainer and is currently undertaking studies in a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, and he is always looking to bring this knowledge to his training.
Off the mats you will most likely see Stuart wandering a bush track with a camera in hand looking for wildlife or a nice landscape to photograph.