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”

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”

Politics & Jiu-Jitsu (Repost)

Something that I’ve grown to value and truly cherish about Jiu-Jitsu has been the wide net that Jiu-Jitsu casts. What I mean by that is that it pulls from different economic and racial demographics. Don’t get me wrong, Jiu-Jitsu isn’t cheap, but I have teammates that make it happen, even with the steep price tag.Continue reading “Politics & Jiu-Jitsu (Repost)”

A Decade: Lessons Learned

I recently hit a decade of training Jiu-Jitsu, this accomplishment made me look back at my journey and the many lessons I’ve learned both personally and through others. My hope is that this resonates with some of you. Protect Yourself At All Times This is first as it’s the most important. My first goal inContinue reading “A Decade: Lessons Learned”