Jadi Tention is a passionate martial artists who's been studying the arts for the past 27 years.
His dedication has allowed him to obtain:
- A seventh degree black belt in The Nashid System of Martial Arts
- A black belt in Kuroshi Do
- A black belt in Tae Kwon Do
- A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
Sounds impressive right? What's even more impressive is the fact that Jadi is a six time Sport Karate World Champion and has won every major tournament in the united states.
We were fortunate enough to meet Jadi while we were at the Martial Arts Supershow in Las Vegas where we attended one of his seminars on footwork. Learning from Jadi was not only a previlage, but an honor.
Check out these videos to see Jadi in his element:
RECOUNTING THE STRUGGLE OF THE EARLY DAYS
There are so many challenges associated with training, and even more challenges when you throw competitions in to the mix! In this video, Jadi recounts his early days when nobody believed in him. Going from continually losing bouts, being broke, and not making any teams... But Jadi never gave up! Sticking to a regiment, buckling down, and focusing allowed Jadi to start his journey which ultimately lead to success in martial arts and in life.
RELATING MARTIAL ARTS TO EVERYDAY LIFE
There are so many parallels that can be drawn between martial arts and everyday life. Here, Jadi speaks on how martial arts can be related to business, family, and life in general. One thing is for sure, being a champion on the mat has helped Jadi become a champion off the mat. But like all good things in life, it didn't come without hard work, dedication, and focus.
GROWTH FROM A PLACE OF DISCOMFORT
It's amazing how life lessons can come from unexpected events in our lives. In this video, Jadi explains how being comfortable is where our dreams die and we must put ourselves in situations that force us to grow. Jadi also recounts a lesson he learned on how to get things done despite the way we sometimes might feel.