I will be the first to admit that I have had a very fortunate life to date. I’ve been able to accomplish a lot over the years, sometimes more closely attributed to luck than skill, but I’ll take it regardless. One of the things I’ve picked up however is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), it’s one of those things that has made one of the biggest impacts to my character, second only to the Marine Corps.
I’ve been actively competing since 2010, but only over the past 24 months have I started to get serious with it.
While I have been fortunate enough to travel, train and compete at will, it’s often been with the focus of either improving myself or helping the team. Rarely, for something much greater, a better cause.
Recently however, I came across an event that seemed to focus on something that was so much more important, so much more impactful. This is made sweeter by the fact that I was just promoted to Purple Belt last night, at Carlson Gracie Temecula and this event will be my first Purple belt event.