I have no idea why I stopped writing. I think it was because I needed to get some things in my life together. Moving from Florida to Maine would do it – I think.
Anyway, this is just a quick post to say that I’m going to be diving back into this blog. Can you believe that my last post was on August 23? That’s pretty crazy.
What’s been up in my Jiu-Jitsu world since August? Well, I moved out of Florida for one. I hesitantly left Kevin Synan (from Fighting Chance down in St. Augustine) and the gang. I have to say – that hurt. I think the worst part of it was that I never really got to say goodbye to anyone. One day, I decided that it was time to head back up North. That was it. I made a call to a realtor and here I sit – in Maine. I think it took a total of three weeks to move from Florida, once I made an offer on the house we’ve been looking at. Getting everything together pretty much ate up all my time. I didn’t training for about a month.
I think an apology is in order here as well. Since I’ve arrive in Maine and began training at a pretty awesome school called, The Foundry, I completely stole Carlos’ game (don’t tell him). Well, perhaps not completely, but let’s just say he had an impact. And so did Kevin. Grips, grips, grips. I tell almost all the students I roll with how important grips are. And I brought that here from down South. Spider Guard – well, let’s just say I’m still working on that, but it’s coming along. I do remember the importance of how the one handed grip needs to be pinned to the leg.
As I just mentioned, I’m now training at the Foundry in Farmington, Maine. I am seriously thrilled to be training with this great group of people. For all I know, they are wondering who in the world this dude from Florida, and before that, Connecticut is. Just me. I move around a lot, I suppose. But I think I’m here to stay. I’ve been bitten by the Maine bug and am really having the time of my life. The cold is not an issue. It just makes me roll harder.
I think I’d like to continue here what I started in Florida. Talking about technique, talking about what I love and what bothers me about BJJ and everything in between. The guys up here are extremely technical, so that shouldn’t be an issue. I’ve already picked up a few sweet tips.
Man, a lot’s happened. Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3? That’s going to be good. Talk more soon…
Metamoris 3 Gracie VS Bravo The Rematch