My name is JayJay and I originally lived in a small town called Palmerston North in New Zealand. My Upbringing was always based around sports like rugby, basketball, touch, hockey, volleyball and many more. During high school I played most sports and made high level squads. After finishing highly school I got straight into work as all around labourer Seeking for more opportunities I moved to Australia in 2009 with my girlfriend to 'the land of opportunities', Determined for a healthy lifestyle I found a local spot to train, so I took a free trial at Infinity martial arts to learn MMA and BJJ in 2011 the same year my son was born. The more involved I got into MMA and BJJ the more interested I became, week to week I was getting great results , weight loss and knowledge in MMA and BJJ. I then took the challenge to compete at my first Queensland State Championships as a white belt taking home my first bronze. This sparked up my whole journey of BJJ. While I was blue belt I was proud to have had my son, at the age of 2 I got him straight into 2-4year old bjj fun and fitness and he loves it. I continue to train till this day with the support of my girlfriend and my son Enjoying the culture of BJJ & MMA and team mates. Early March 2017 I was offered to teach at Infinity the kids and adults classes full time alongside instructor Tyrone Coppedge. I am a currently a proud and passionate brown belt and a MMA instructor and I am looking forward to the future fight team and BJJ team in Springfield.
Q&A Session Between Kieron Jeffers and Elite Sports
Question: What will you suggest to the newcomers?
Answer: Don’t watch too much YouTube. Train often.
Question: What does it mean for you to be a fighter?
Answer: I don’t think of my self as a fighter, I’m a Bjj practitioner
Question: What are the essential things for the training?
Answer: First and foremost you need training partners and a good coach.
Question: What is the meaning of success in your mind?
Answer: Learning is success.
Question: Is there any difference b/w your common days’ diet and during competition training diet?
Answer: My diet seldom change. The only difference is when competing I control portion size.
Question: How does a beginner will prepare for the competition? Any advice for beginners?
Answer: Relax. Any advice for beginners? Don’t take your self or competition too seriously remember some days you are the hammer some days you are the nail.
Question: How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?
Answer: It’s nice to know what their style is before hand so you can anticipate them. But that can all change on the day.
Question: Is the martial arts necessary for a common person?How?
Answer: : : Yes it’s great for everybody How? Well for kid it’s great for confidence, discipline, concentration, coordination and this in turn helps them academically. The same is true for adults and helps them be successful in life.
Question: Which moment is memorable for you in your past competitions?
Question: How do martial arts help to build a leader?
Answer: As I said before it gives you confidence, discipline, concentration.
Question: What would be your dream fight?
Answer: Rubens Charles. If I was a Black belt and in my late 20’s early 30’s.
Question: How is the road plan necessary for any competition?
Answer: I train the same. I don’t do ‘fight camp’ that way baring injuries you are always ready to compete.
Question: Do you have any advice for your competitors?
Answer: No >Question:How much importance has the sports gear in any competition?
Answer: You need to be comfortable in your gear otherwise it will be in the back of your mind and take away from your performance.
Question: What should we learn from the legends /or from the seniors? Who is your inspiration?
Answer: We should be guiding the new generation to succeed to more, to be humble and to work hard 100% inside and out the gym. My inspiration is my head instructor Neil Owen who trained alongside Roger Gracie, he is a great mentor to everyone.
Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?
Answer: My Professor Neil Owen.
Question: Who is your favorite legendary fighter? Why?
Answer: Roger Gracie.. he epitomizes old school Jiu Jitsu.