Marcus Juan was recently chosen as the Student of the Month at 10th Planet Redlands. We had a chance to sit down and chat with him about his goals and aspirations.
Hi I’m Marcus Juan and I’m in the 7th grade. My favorite subject in school is Math, but I’m interested in other subjects too. I recently got accepted to the Rochford Scholar College Access Program. If I continue with the program throughout my school years, when it comes time for college, the program will offer a scholarship to the University of Redlands.
On Jiu Jitsu:
I’ve been training jiu jitsu for 2.5 months. I’ve been at 10th Planet Redlands since the opening day. I have to say, my favorite technique is the armbar from closed guard, although mounted armbars are cool too!
I have to thank my dad for getting me into jiu jitsu. He’s very helpful, and we get to drill a lot together.
Outside of Jiu Jitsu:
Other than jiu jitsu, I play shortstop in Pony League Baseball. In the future I want to explore becoming an officer in the K-9 unit.
Overall, jiu jitsu is good to learn. It’s something totally new. It gives you confidence in knowing you can do different things. I feel confident knowing I can defend myself.
Before I go, I want to give a shoutout to my Mom and Dad, and my friends at the gym. See you soon.