The mats are where I forge my body and refresh my spirit.  Jiujitsu calls to me like a canvas calls to a painter or a blank page to a writer or a microphone to an MC.  It is my church, or, to borrow a term used more often in the context of yoga or meditation, it is my practice.  It is how I work on myself, uncover my potential, explore my edges, and cultivate virtues like work ethic, courage, patience, and belief.

I share my journey with you, humbly offering my voice to the community that is the soul of our beautiful art and sport.

Intelligence over aggression.  Technique over brute force.  Efficiency over wasted movement.