I began Jiu Jitsu because I needed something real. My martial arts practice prior to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had been disappointing.
In my formative years of Jiu Jitsu training, I wanted medals. I wanted the rush of standing on the podium above all others.
When I returned to Ohio, all I wanted was a Jiu Jitsu academy. I wanted to share what I knew, grow a team from scratch and develop the toughest training room around.
All these things are done. Now, I will search for the perfect roll. I will flow without interruption, without time, without purpose. I will discover the unexpected. I will feel what has never been felt before. I will discard outcomes. I will move without effort, without concern, without value.
I will return to Jiu Jitsu.