The name Kaizen Lab reflects our fundamental beliefs in martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu. “Kaizen” is the Japanese business philosophy based on continuous improvement and personal efficiency. Our journey in the martial arts is about continuously improving in the art and in ourselves. We can all get better – whether you are a beginner or a black belt of twenty years. The “Lab” part reflects our attitude towards creating a safe environment that allows for safe training, testing and learning.
Kaizen Lab Jiujitsu Head Coach, Brandon Chin, was awarded his black belt in 2010 by his coaches Stacey Wilson, Troy Flugge and John Will (Head of Will-Machado Australia). A second dan grade — a common martial arts ranking system used to assess levels of personal ability — was more recently awarded in 2017.
As a father, coach and mentor, Brandon sought to create a safe training environment to share his passion for martial arts with his family and friends. He wanted an environment that allowed him to develop training programs that all members could benefit from, including his own children, to bring out the best in people.
Brandon is passionate about martial arts and, in addition to his expertise in Brazilian jiu jitsu, he has had extensive training in a range of different systems, including various Filipino weapon combatives, judo, kung fu and kick boxing to name a few.
You will find Brandon on the mats most nights teaching, demonstrating, rolling and just having fun.
The culture of the school is as important to us as the martial arts skills that we teach. At Kaizen Lab Jiujitsu, we develop good human beings that we are proud to have as ambassadors. Martial arts, to us, has always been about combining skill, integrity and an outlook on life that benefits us as well as the people in our lives. This is reflected in the way our adults, children and family members that are involved in our school.
Our core values are mutual respect, trust and inclusiveness. Kaizen Lab Jiujitsu is a place where everyone, from senior members to newly joined members, respects themselves and one another, trusts that they have their team members best interest and safety in mind and includes each other as one of the team. Where there are ways to improve, we will continue to do so to ensure all men, women and children who step through our doors enjoy their martial arts journey.
We look forward to welcoming you on the mat to join us for this wonderful journey in Brazilian Jiu jitsu and martial arts.