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Lorne Kirkland: TeamMember
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Combat Submission Wrestling and Competition Training Instructor

Lorne discovered his passion for martial arts training in his garage with his father Scott Thomas, who would bring home techniques from his time learning Jeet Kune Do, Tang Soo Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to teach Lorne and his brother self-defense. From there Lorne began training as a teenager with Marc Laimon at Cobra Kai Jiu Jitsu in Las Vegas for several years. After moving to Utah in 2015, he very shortly discovered the Bernales Institute and has been training under William Bernales in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and CSW regularly since 2018 and has been teaching since early 2021. Lorne is an active competitor in BJJ tournaments and Amateur Muay Thai and MMA.

Lorne is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and won NAGA Champion in March 2022.

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