Could this year get any better? I just don’t think so.
Hard work definitely pays off, its simple as that. This week I was promoted to black belt by Tyrone Gooden. Besides him were two other people that have had a serious impact on my Jiu Jitsu, Ryan Fiorenzi and AJ Sousa.
Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. This is just the beginning. Nothing given, everything earned!
This trip to California will be memorable forever.
First, we were honored to be able to train with one of the original dirty dozen of jiu jitsu, Chris Hauteur, in his famed garage. With people in attendance like Ralek Gracie and Kyle Maynard, how can you go wrong!
Following this, we moved on to the IBJJF Masters Worlds where Randy, Tracy, and I competed on one of the biggest stages of Jiu Jitsu, producing great results.
I ended up taking bronze in my weight and gold in open division wining my first world title. Tracey ended up taking first in her weight and third in open weight.
Yet again the July 2014 trip to Florida was a blast. AJ Sousa was on point with instruction as always! Everyone at Pablo Popovitch’s academy always makes us feel welcome. Truly a home away from home. Thank you my Jiu Jitsu brothers and sisters!
Had a great time with my students at the Chris Haueter seminar. I can't speak enough good things about this guy. He's about as down to earth as they come. Here's hoping I get a few of those 1428 "hard" rolls left that he has in him on my journey to black belt and beyond. Thank you professor for a great day.
After 45 minutes of shark tank sparring (1 minute rounds with 30+ people), Magic BJJ - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Martial Arts Center welcomes two new blue belts to its family. John Krzystowczyk who we hope is with us for many years to come and Bryan Weadick who moves back to Boston to carry on his Jiu Jitsu journey there. It is an honor to be your instructor. Oss