Jeremy Brand was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia. Trained traditional Karate as a child, but moved on to play competitive hockey for the rest of his childhood. From a very young age was very interested in martial arts, embarrassed to say mostly because of movies, such as 3 Ninjas and The Karate Kid. He remembers the exact time and place when he first watched UFC 1. He was sitting in his buddies basement and when they ordered it on Canadian TV they both were super excited to watch it, from that point on he was hooked. In his early 20’s he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra Vancouver and is currently a 3 stripe Blue Belt. Along with doing interviews, articles and editing this website, Jeremy works for the Vancouver School Board with Special Needs children.