Ben Atkinson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach
when im not doing martial arts i am interested in; surfing and scuba diving, last time I was on holiday we went diving for crayfish and abalone. We caught so many it was incredible. Loved it!
If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Id love to meet Nelson Mandela as he is such an inspiring and good person
What is something that not a lot of people know about you but you WISH more people COULD know? I am a keen drummer and love recording and producing music.
Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
It’s a draw between my wife Jess and daughter Jazmine. I am so very grateful for having both of them in my life.
Some kinds words about Ben from the Irish coachsome of you might not know this but Ben is more famous for his role in movies rather than bjj ,for exsample ZOOLANDER if you havent seen it ,,beware of the black lung ha ha ,
first time i met ben i was at a party with my friend a drummer from ireland niall ,we were all playin guitars around a fire ,ben on the other hand was on the ground havin a role with niall i think they were tryin to decide who the better drummer was ha ha ,i thaught he was a complete ahole at the time .......and 10 years on he still is ............ok ok ill be nice .
Ben i have to say is one of the most loyal friends a person can have and has helped me threw the hardest time i have ever had ,
Ben is JIGSAW he has a drive in him that is very hard to find these days,he always looks at the bigger picture ,never stops trying to make things better, he never gives up no matter wat the odds are,
he is a true fighter one that always stays standing no matter how hard things get in this life .and that is wat makes him the best person to own , run and train jigsaw because the words( give up) dont excist with ben... cheers Ben ( stiller )