Friday, September 10, 2010

My first post-a little about myself

Hi everyone.  This blog is really more for me than anything else.  It's a way for me to keep track of my training and thoughts as I work my way toward earning a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I have been training in Jiu-Jitsu since 1996.  The first two years were actually studying Bushido Jiu-Jitsu because there was no one in the Denver area actually teaching legit BJJ.  In 1998, my current instrucor, Dave Ruiz, came to town.  Since that time, I have been studying true BJJ.  Even at that, I have been doing BJJ for 12 years.  Of course during that time I got married, got a job, got distracted etc... Long story short, I have not been the most dedicated student, although I always continued to train at least once or twice a month.  I currently get in two to three times per week.  This blog is dedicated to other students like me.  These are people who are not professional fighters, and are not able to train full-time.  I am a regular guy with a family and a job who continues to love and train BJJ.  I have had a brown belt since May 15, 2008.  This blog will let me explore what the transition to black belt is like in the hopes that other long time students who have seen their peers climb the ladder much faster will keep fighting the good fight.  Aftter all, it's about the journey.

1 comment:

  1. Cool - always good to see higher belts posting. Also interesting that you're an art teacher: any favourite periods/painters/galleries etc?

    Or indeed documentaries - I'm a big fan of the coverage on BBC 4, especially Andrew Graham-Dixon's stuff (he did a great three-parter called Art of Spain, and Art of Germany is coming up soon. Excited about that, as I love Northern Renaissance stuff!)