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 Belt Master Feather (2nd Place)
  • 2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals Blue Belt Master Feather (1st Place)
  • 2010 NAGA U.S. Nationals No Gi Intermediate Master Feather (1st Place)
  • 2010 LUTADOR Blue Belt Master Feather Division (1st Place)
  • 2010 LUTADOR No-GI Intermediate Master Feather Division (2nd Place)
  • 2011 LUTADOR CHALLENGE Purple Belt Master Feather Division (1st Place)
  • 2011 IBJJF Miami Open Purple Belt Master Feather Division (1st Place)
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest 2011 No-GI Advanced Master  (1st Place)
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest 2011 Adult Purple Belt Division (2st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Master2 Purple Belt Feather (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Master2 Purple Belt Absolute (3rd Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Atlanta Open Purple Belt Master2 Feather (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Atlanta Open Master2 Purple Belt Master2 Absolute (1st Place)
  • 2012 IBJJF Master World Jiu-jitsu Championship Purple Belt Master2 (1st Place)
  • 2013 LUTADOR Open Brown Belt Master Feather (1st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF New York Open Brown Belt Master2 Feather (3st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Belt Master2 Feather (1st Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Belt Master2 Absolute (3rd Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-jitsu Championship Brown Masters2 Feather (2nd Place)
  • 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-jitsu Championship Brown Masters2 Absolute (2nd Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Brown Belt Master2 Feather  (1st Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Belt Master Feather (1st Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Atlanta Open Brown Belt Master2 Absolute (2nd Place)
  • 2014 IBJJF Master World Jiu-jitsu Championship Brown Belt (2nd Place)
  • 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Brown Belt Master2 Feather (1st Place)
  • 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Brown Belt Master2 Absolute (2nd Place)
  • 2015 CBJJ Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Master2 (3rd Place)

 

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