I guess I’ve not really used this blog so well over the last couple of years. Sporadic entries of artwork, show flyers and half finish song lyrics without explaination.
I’ve decided I want to write more about my Jiu Jitsu. Whilst I train,talk and think about Jiu Jitsu a lot, I don’t specifically talk about my personal “journey” and what I achieve or learn from it.
Depending on how much you know about Jiu Jitsu, you may know if is a fiercely loyal sport. We proudly sit under banners and brands, wear our patches and colours as bold as any gang across the globe. For we are more than a team, we “Brothers,Sisters…family” and we wear it with pride as we wonder how anyone could ever fathom cross training at other gyms or train in any way that is not specifically associated with their Academy. And, I’ll be honest, I am just as guilty as the next person of this loyalist mentality.
I am Team TCMA. I am Team LEAD.
I am what you would call an active competitor. Over the last year I competed at most regional competitions, state and National level as a white belt. And I did well, I never lost a single match/bracket of any competition I entered.
I’ll be honest, I don’t want to ever brag or sound egotistical so I don’t outrightly talk about winning or medals. Sure I post photos to social on the podium or celebratory pose with one of my Professors but I don’t necessarily talk about winning.
But my White belt journey has ended.
Two weeks ago I was graded to my blue belt by my two Professors at the Bruno Bastos camp. As exciting as it was to be given my new belt, I know what it means…now we can go global.
I have 10 months until the World Masters in Las Vegas.
“Live Everyday To Achieve Your Dreams”
I have 300 days to achieve my dream of competing at the World Masters and this is where I plan to document it.