Koon Lau


Koon Lau is one of the head coaches at Team Octopus. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu & Karate.  He has much experience in the martial arts and has a teaching career that spans over many years.

Koon started off his martial arts career at the age of 12 with Tang Soo Do. After winning various karate tournaments and achieving black belt status, he became a karate teacher during his high school years. Due to his devotion and passion for the martial arts, he decided to branch out to other forms and began training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and MMA.

His goal is to continue to learn and teach others about how martial arts can help boost self-confidence, promote good health, and stay in great shape.

Some of his major achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu include:

  • 2009 LUTADOR White Belt Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2010 NAGA World Cup Blue Master (Feather) (2nd Place)
  • 2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals Blue Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals No Gi Intermediate Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2010 LUTADOR Blue Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2010 LUTADOR No-GI Intermediate Master (Feather) (2nd Place)
  • 2011 LUTADOR CHALLENGE Purple Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2011 IBJJF Miami Open Purple Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2011 GRAPPLERS QUEST No-GI Advanced Master  (1st Place)
  • 2011 GRAPPLERS QUEST Purple Adult Purple (Feather) (2st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Purple Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Purple Master2 (Open) (3rd Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Atlanta Open Purple Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Atlanta Open Purple Master2 (Open) (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF MasterWorld Championship Purple Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2013 LUTADOR Open Brown Master (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF New York Open Brown Master2 (Feather) (3st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Master2 (Open) (3rd Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF MasterWorld Championship Brown Master2 (Feather) (2nd Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF MasterWorld Championship Brown Master2 (Open) (2nd Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Brown Master2 (Feather)  (1st Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Master2 (Open) (2nd Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF MasterWorld Championship Brown Master2 (Feather) (2nd Place)
  • 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Brown Master2 (Feather) (1st Place)
  • 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Brown Master2 (Open) (2nd Place)
  • 2015 CBJJ Brazilian National Champ Black Belt Master2 (Feather) (3rd Place)
  • 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open Black Belt Master2 (Feather) (2nd Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Black Belt Master2 (Light) (1st Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Black Belt (Open) (3rd Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Atlanta BJJ Pro Black Belt Master2 (Middle) (2nd Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Miami Open Black Belt Master2 (Light) (1st Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open Black Master2 (Light) (1st Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Charlotte International Open Black Master2 (Light) (2nd Place)
  • 2016 IBJJF Charlotte International Open Black Master2 (Open) (1st Place)
  • 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Black Belt Master3 (Light) (1st Place)
  • 2017 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Black Belt Master3 (Feather)  (2nd Place)

 

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