Brendan began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Australia in 2006 and earned his black belt in 2017.

Brendan has a passion for teaching kids and developing their self-confidence through BJJ. He balanced his work as a senior director for multiple Fortune 500 companies with his passion for BJJ and eventually opened The Gentle Art (TGA) Academy in 2014. The goal of TGA to make BJJ accessible to both adults and children and to showcase the beauty of BJJ in a safe and fun environment. Brendan is also responsible in putting together the BJJ syllabus and training program at TGA.  

Brendan is also a certified Suples© Pro Instructor under Ivan Ivanov and runs the Suples© Bulgarian Bag classes.