This post covers two areas I really love – Jiu-Jitsu and photography. I’m going to start taking a lot more pictures during and after Jiu-Jitsu class. I want to turn my practice into more of a running commentary as opposed to segmented simplicity. I’ve been thinking recently how to best go about this and I’ve […]
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
I've been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, otherwise known as BJJ, since April of 2008. I currently hold the rank of black belt. I was awarded this rank in March of 2020 at The Foundry in Maine, one of the oldest and most respected clubs in New England. I continue to train regularly and teach once a week at our school. In this blog category, you'll find commentary on events I've attended, my perspectives on milestones I've experienced, and some of my opinion that I've developed during the time I've trained. I also like writing about technique and theory and offer many posts on those subjects. Add to that a few fairly old videos of yours truly rolling and you've got yourself somewhat of a full-fledged BJJ scene. For the record, I've trained Jiu-Jitsu full time in Glastonbury, CT, St. Augistine, FL, and in Farmington, ME, along with visiting appearances around Palm Coast, FL, Middletown and Hartford, CT.
There is a serious epidemic sweeping the nation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It afflicts nearly every academy countrywide and greatly hinders student progress and advancement. It’s something that can be easily corrected, if we only accept that we need to change some things we’ve learned in life so far. So dramatic. If I asked each and […]
I’m going to do my best to not get philosophical during this post. A bit of my personal philosophy may creep in here and there, but I’ll try my best to be as normal a human as possible. Listen, we are all in the same boat. Life is going to throw us curve ball after […]