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:

  • LUTADOR 2009 1st Place White Belt Master Feather Division
  • NAGA World Cup 2010 2nd Place Blue Master Feather Division
  • NAGA U.S. Nationals 2010 1st Place Blue Master Feather Division
  • NAGA U.S. Nationals 2010 1st Place Intermediate Master Feather Division
  • LUTADOR March 13 2010 1st Place Blue Master Feather Division
  • LUTADOR March 13 2010 2nd Place Intermediate Master Feather Division
  • LUTADOR CHALLENGE 2011 1st Place Purple Master Feather Division
  • IBJJF Miami Open 2011 1st Place Purple Belt Master Feather Division
  • Grapplers Quest 2011 1st Place Advanced Master No-Gi Division,
  • Grapplers Quest 2011 2nd Place Adult Purple Belt Division
  • IBJJF Pan Am 2012 1st Place Purple Belt Feather Division, 3rd Place Absolute Division
  • IBJJF Atlanta Open 2012 1st Place Purple Belt Division, 1st Place: Absolute Division
  • IBJJF World Jiu-jitsu Championship Masters 2012 1st Place Purple Belt Division
  • LUTADOR Open March 3rd 2013 1st Place Brown Master Feather Division
  • IBJJF New York Open 2013 3rd Place Brown Belt Feather Division
  • IBJJF Atlanta Open 2013 1st Place Brown Belt Feather, 3rd Place Absolute Division
  • IBJJF World Jiu-jitsu Championship Masters 2013 2nd Place Brown Belt Feather Division, 2nd Place Absolute Division
  • IBJJF Pan Am 2014 1st Place Brown Belt Feather Division
  • IBJJF Atlanta Open 2014 1st Place Brown Belt Feather Division, 2nd Place Absolute Division
  • IBJJF World Jiu-jitsu Championship Master 2014 2nd Place Brown Belt Feather
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open 2015 1st Place Brown Belt Feather, 2nd Place Absolute
  • CBJJ Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu 2015 3rd Place Black Belt Feather Master2

 

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