It started by seeing the UFC in action, which led to BJJ. It was love at first sight. This romance has led me all over the world, living, and learning with the gentle art of jiu jitsu.
Things got very interesting when a gold medal came with a loud tear, and a severely damaged shoulder. The lengthy recovery process allowed for plenty of time to ponder the intentions, and the methods of training.
I’ve learned from experience that the way of forceful effort is neither smart nor sustainable. Quality is now the priority. Soon enough there’s no choice but to change. So I sought out others better than me. I listen, and we learn.
Higher Jiu Jitsu is the outcome. It’s a community of everyday people who come together in respect, and in curiosity. The common goal is to learn, and to flourish on and off the mats.