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Hank Panek

Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. It prides itself on being known as the “gentle art” (as there is no striking), allowing a smaller person using leverage to defend themselves against a bigger opponent.

In the Brentwood Brazillian Jiu Jitsu program students learn the principles of efficiency, patience, control, and mindfulness. These principles not only ensure success on the mats, but are the keys to success in all aspects of life.

Each student is fitted with a numbered gi to use for the term.

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Neil Robinson

B.A., B,.Ed., M.A. (Calgary) Social Studies, Hockey, Metamorphosis 9

Having grown up in the mountains of eastern British Columbia without much television to speak of, Mr. Robinson is drawn to the great outdoors at every opportunity. After completing high school he ventured to the University of Calgary to complete several degrees including his Master's Degree which was focused in the area of gifted and talented learning. He has a passion for all things athletic and particularly enjoys golf, soccer, volleyball, and hockey. Mr. Robinson's passions can be found in human rights, volunteerism, and travel. In a perfect world, he'd like to do all three at the same time. It comes as no surprise then, that he lead Brentwood's inaugural Service Learning trip to Peru and to grew our relationship with Mosqoy, a non-profit organization that focuses its resources in promoting the success of marginalized indigenous peoples from the Sacred Valley.

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