I interviewed Kevin Van Veen, a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He owns his own Family Martial Arts Association in Port Coquitlam. He is the head instructor at ‘Fremont Martial Arts’ Port Coquitlam location. He is a qualified instructor in Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu and has competed across North America.
I chose to interview Mr. Van Veen because he has had a big impact on my life. I started Tae Kwon Do 8 years ago and since then, Kevin has trained me in both Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu. I am now a qualified instructor at ‘Fremont Martial Arts’ because of what Mr. Van Veen has taught me. He has taught me to be a strong leader and a positive role model in my community, as well as on the mats.
I learnt that even the strongest people have struggled to get where they are. My instructor had to face many challenges to start his own business and train to become a qualified martial artist. He has worked very hard and his perseverance inspires me to do my best in everything I do. I am extremely passionate about Martial Arts and I hope to continue as an instructor and as a student of Mr. Kevin’s.
This interview has given me the opportunity to see what it would take to start my own business and become a full-time instructor. My instructor showed me that if you do what you love, you will be able to accomplish many things. He is my role model and will always be someone the I look up to. I am proud to be a student of his and to be able to teach along side my instructor.
I would like to say thank you to Mr. Kevin for giving me an opportunity to ask hi some questions and give me further insight into his life as a business owner. I appreciate him and what he has done for me as an instructor, a student and even as a person.
One class I teach:
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Full house! Great kids class last night with this bunch of young grapplers. Want your kids to give it a try? Or maybe you want to try it yourself! Come in for a free week trial and see what it’s all about. Hope to see you soon. #tricities#martialartsportcoquitlam #bjjportcoquitlam#fremontmartialarts#bjj#martialarts#selfdefense#taekwondo#portcoquitlam#coquitlam#portmoody#brazilianjiujitsu#fitness#mma#kidsbjj#confidence#respct#discipline#fun#bjjlifestyle#canada#grappling#northwestjiujitsuacademy#family#motivation#nwjja#family#camaraderie
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Coach Brianna helping with arm bars from guard at tonight’s kids bjj class. Brianna has been with us for 5 years and is TKD black belt, as well as a bjj green belt. She is an excellent teacher and an all around amazing young lady. Thanks for all your hard work Brianna! #fremontmartialarts#bjj#martialarts#selfdefense#taekwondo#portcoquitlam#coquitlam#portmoody#brazilianjiujitsu#fitness#mma#kidsbjj#confidence#respct#discipline#fun#bjjlifestyle#canada#grappling#northwestjiujitsuacademy#family#motivation#nwbjj#teacher#youth