Professor P.J. O'Sullivan
Paul (P.J.) is a secondary school Math Teacher and a martial arts practitioner and Pura BJJ has been a staple the Canadian BJJ community for over 10 years. PJ is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, certified by the IBJJF and he proudly represents the multi-time World Champions Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, founders of the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Newport Beach, California.
PJ has over 25 years experience teaching Jiu-Jitsu. In 2010 he welcomed Jean Jacques Machado, one of the most talented grapplers of all times, to Hamilton, Ontario. Machado was in Hamilton to conduct a seminar and oversee several belt promotions. It was at the conclusion of the seminar that "PJ" received his Black Belt, giving him the title of "professor."
"PJ" is the owner and Head Instructor of Purra BJJ in Canada and he is excited to create a welcoming environment for those who are dedicated to learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu at their new location: Global Martial Arts Academy.
PJ is also a proud Shoyoroll Ambassador.
Why train in BJJ?
"I train BJJ because it never stops evolving. I'm always learning. This can range from an entirely new position to something really subtle like a new detail to make a great technique even more amazing. Every time that I step on the mat, I learn something new. It never ends. I'm really fortunate to be surrounded by great training partners and students who are always training hard and having fun. I'm extremely grateful to have very inspiring Professors, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, who constantly motivate and support me on and off the mat and most importantly, I have an amazing family who understand my BJJ addiction!"