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Hey, welcome to my website! A lot has changed here and I'm super stoked about it. Here's a bit about me.

I am a purple belt under Professor Pete McHugh at McHugh Jiu Jitsu in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. At the school, I work as both an office administrator and head of social media! I've become really passionate about sharing the beauty of jiu jitsu in the best way possible to our community. I wanted to create an experience for inquiring students unlike any other, and to really communicate how magical this is to anyone checking us out at a glance. If you want to see how that's going, check out our Instagram @mchugh_bjj_academy and some of our other links here! https://linktr.ee/mchughjiujitsu

Figuring out my path in life was a rather tough obstacle comparable to the journey of progressing in jiu-jitsu. Sometimes you have to channel everything you’ve learned down to the most careful finesse, and sometimes you have to throw shit at the wall to see if it sticks. I don't know if my path is to prioritize freelance creating as my dream anymore, but I'm relieved to have finally come to terms with it and chase some things that do set my soul on fire.

Have you ever had something that you know in your heart will upset you if you don't get to do it before you die? For some people it's fighting MMA, or competing in a big tournament. For me, I always wanted to sell some kind of merchandise. And I've done that by selling GiulJitsu rashguards! I want to explore that more for sure. But I want something else too.

Truly, I've just always wanted a YouTube channel. I have no idea what it's going to be about, or why I want to do it, but I want to document something authentic. Things fun and not so fun. By cutting out all the extra distractions, I can finally focus on helping grow the school, helping the students grow, and finally giving myself the permission to help myself.

I spent so much time trying to shine the spotlight on everyone else that I neglected my own goals, optimistically following a path that just wasn't for me. This bio may have been super honest, but get used to it - there's a lot more authenticity to come on the channel.

You'll still see me shooting, don't worry. Never giving that up.

I hope you all enjoy watching this journey. - Giul

Massive thank you to John DePasquale for taking these incredible photos I'll cherish for a lifetime. Find and support his work here!

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