#118 Show Yourself

What an inspiring day with the boys from Lovato’s School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts along with Xande Ribeiro, Victor Hugo and the other Six Blades Jiu Jitsu representatives who attended the IBJJF Oklahoma City Open. The night prior, Lovato and Xande gave beautiful speeches to most of the 88 competitors on theContinue reading “#118 Show Yourself”

#115 Own It

At a young age, it’s normal to have little responsibility or desire for it. Having your mom make you meals or your dad go to work and pay the bills can be nice. As children our responsibility is often centered around good grades as well as some chores. The problem with having no responsibility asContinue reading “#115 Own It”

#114 Three Generations

When you’re exposed to something frequently it’s only natural to lose your sensitivity to it as you grow familiar. For me, this happens with my parents, who will be sixty eight soon, who like me train Jiu Jitsu (my Dad has even done a couple tournaments and placed silver). Last night I was reminded ofContinue reading “#114 Three Generations”

The return of IBJJF #111

We kicked off the weekend with the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) Austin Open, the organization’s first tournament since Covid-19. Six Blades Jiu Jitsu also claimed it’s first IBJJF medals finishing 7th overall with Professor Xande leading a small batch of competitors mainly from the Texas area (Team Rabadi, Team Tooke, Six Blades Austin)Continue reading “The return of IBJJF #111”

Daily blog #24

Gold is in the heart Over the course of the weekend some of the core members and I went shooting. We had a blast, no pun intended, getting outside for some sun seemed to be the perfect follow up to our morning Jiu Jitsu training. Later that day we watched my good friend Victor HugoContinue reading “Daily blog #24”