Thursday, December 31, 2009

The beginning

It's New Year's Eve 2009, with all the promise of a new year and a new decade ahead of us.

Today I am starting this blog.

My intentions are simple: document my journey, share it with anyone who cares to read along and show people the beauty and effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I am not an expert or up-and-comer. I am a blue belt who started late in life. Maybe a few beginners will read this and be inspired a little bit. Maybe other people like me will recognize themselves in my ramblings. Maybe a few black belts will read it and laugh.

I am fortunate that I get to travel a fair bit. I always try to meet other BJJ practitioners on the road. When I do, I will share it with you here.

In one week, I leave for Brazil. This is not the Jiu Jitsu pilgrimage some younger competitors make. I am traveling on vacation with my wife and daughter. BJJ is part of my life, so when I travel, I will train. and I will definitely be training in Brazil. But don't hold it against me if I'm not living at the academy down there - my family comes first.

I'm sure I will meet some interesting characters. I am taking a video camera and hope to document some of this adventure for this blog.

All the best,


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