For the month of June 2014, we are very pleased to announce Paul Teo Hock Beng as the Evolve Student of the Month. Paul is one of Evolve MMA’s most devoted and hard working Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students. A firm believer in hard work and discipline, Paul earned his well-deserved purple belt last year.
At 42 years of age, the former civil servant believes that anyone is capable of progression in martial arts. He believes that anyone can do anything they put their mind to, even an awkward skinny teenager like himself who was unsure about the future. Upon discovering martial arts, Paul became more confident and self-assured. During his later teenage years, Paul dabbled in many different kinds of martial arts such as Eskrima, Karate, and Boxing before finally finding his niche in BJJ.
After over three years of training at Evolve MMA, Paul continues to be one of the most consistent students at the Evolve BJJ classes. He is continuously impressed by the quality of instruction from the BJJ World Champions and inspired by his training partners who challenge him in every session. Paul’s resilience is undeniable, leaving an impression on his teammates, who are equally challenged by his performance and technique. He says that his recipe for success is “training hard, regularly, and focusing on one technique at a time”.
At Evolve MMA, we believe in helping others achieve greatness within. This belief is reflected in Paul’s ideals; anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. We would like to once again congratulate Paul Teo Hock Beng on his well-deserved Student of the Month honors.
Here is what Paul’s instructors had to say about him:
Paul is very disciplined in training and very helpful in class. He always shares his knowledge with his teammates, and he is quick to volunteer when it comes to showing techniques. He’s a great example to the other students in class.
– Herbert Burns
Paul is one of our most passionate students. He is always ready to assist anyone in training, even the bigger and stronger guys. During sparring, he always works on the positions he learned during class, which is the best way to learn.
– Gamal Hassan