Black Belt: Yr One Lessons

June marks my one year anniversary of being promoted to Black Belt. It has been one hell of a year. While I wasn’t interested in competing, that season may have completely passed for me, what I was focused on what being a better coach and instructor. I took on more of a leadership role atContinue reading “Black Belt: Yr One Lessons”

Mentorship: A Dangerous Mentee

One of the greatest pleasures of advancement into Jiu-Jitsu is being able to guide and mentor others. Some of these relationships are brief while others span the time of a few years or even longer. It’s incredibly rewarding and something that genuinely has to happen at some point, I believe that it’s a form ofContinue reading “Mentorship: A Dangerous Mentee”

Year End Thoughts

2021 had it’s ups and downs. The pandemic still isn’t over, many of us are dealing with inventory issues and inflation is driving us all nuts. As unsure as all of this has been, I’m thankful for the bright spots that I’ve had this past year. In June I was promoted to Black Belt afterContinue reading “Year End Thoughts”