Meet Karen LIen (she/her)
Karen started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in October 2017. She was originally looking for a kickboxing gym, but attended a leg-lock class first thing Sunday morning out of curiosity. Jiu jitsu piqued her interest and quickly took over as her main hobby as she learned to appreciate and explore some of the amazing things the human body can do. The physical as well as cognitive challenges of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu keep every day on the mats stimulating and unique.
Karen has been a valuable part of our team as a kids coach since December 2020, and most recently our Non-Men Class on Tuesday nights. She pulls from her professional knowledge and experience in child development, child learning, and adult learning to aid in coaching our kids in a fun and effective manner. She wants the adults and kids in class to develop their own intrinsic motivation to continue their training and learning in jiu jitsu.