Training Log 4/28, 4/29, 4/30



Still feel very sick, took a rest day.



9am – 10am

Couldn’t keep missing class so I forced myself up early and showed up to BMT with coach Vince (fresh back from Vegas), Alexa, and Nick.

I was definitely a bit off and didn’t feel well at all, but I showed up and did my best and that’s what ultimately counts.



Still sick, but I think this might be my last day off (crossing my fingers). As much as I like to think I’m superman and I can recover quickly from any colds and flus, I am still human and need to recover like any human does. My diet and mentality help, but they can only make so much of a difference, the rest takes time.

My friends from Australia are in town. Their taking a year long trip around the world training brazilian jiu jitsu. (I know. Making my trip look like nothing). They’ve already been on the road for over 5 months and they just got to America on Sunday. I took them to Gracie Tampa and let them train and roll with my training partners while I observed and tried to learn from watching as best I could. Cool people, cool experience.


“I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.”

Training Log 4/26, 4/27

All great strikers probably threw more punches at air then at anyone else


Rest Day! I also seem to have contracted some kind of virus on Saturday because I started feeling pretty badly yesterday and was running a heavy fever at work today. It was probably at the gym during my cardio because gyms can get pretty dirty, 90 minutes of cardio can lower your immune system, and apparently there’s some kind of virus going around.



Woke up feeling a little better today, but I wasn’t going to take any chances so I didn’t train and called off work. Took extra vitamins and fish oil, laid on the couch, and read all day.

Around 8pm I started getting really bored and was feeling better so I decided to do some very light shadowboxing at Crunch Fitness. Felt amazing, I got in the zone and really worked on my footwork and other areas I’ve been having issues with during kickboxing. And most of all, it was relaxing and a ton of fun! Did about 45 minutes of that and went home to get some good rest and get back to the grind tomorrow!

All great strikers probably threw more punches at air then at anyone else

All great strikers probably threw more punches at air then at anyone else



“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”

Travel Journal, The Introduction: Finding My Wings

“I flew around the world and tasted all of life’s pleasures before I could commit to my grand vision”

I will be writing a journal of my travels in Europe during the second half of 2014. This will kind of be like a late diary.. considering I was planning on keeping one during my travels, but that obviously didn’t happen. I would like some sort of remembrance and recording of what happened during those 4 months in Europe so I am going to write it down while my memory is still (somewhat) fresh.

I will be taking it one country at a time and include any pictures I took in the specific countries (which are not many, I’m not really a picture guy). They will probably be brief posts, including what I did in the country, people I connected well with, what I liked, what I didn’t like, and any specific observations I can make about the time I spent there.

A guideline I will try to observe:

  • No mentioning of sexual encounters or illicit/illegal activities (if either of those even happened ;) )


If you have any questions or comments about anything related to my travels, feel free to contact me through whichever method you would like or comment below and I will reply right away. I love to talk about my travels and I love to help people have similar experiences!

And so begins my Travel Journal.


This is actually the same poster I had on my wall and used to plan my trip

This is actually the same poster I had on my wall and used to plan my trip


The first topic I will explore is how my entire trip came to fruition.


The story begins late 2013. I had recently changed my major and was dedicating more and more time to MMA, but I was struggling to really complete my life the way I wanted it to. I had an idea of what I wanted in life, my goals, and the changes I had to implement in my life, but being surrounded by the same people, same environment, same expectations put enormous pressure on me to remain exactly that – the same. I can’t blame anyone or anything for that pressure because while some of it was definitely external, the defining majority was coming from an internal source. I couldn’t find the power inside of me to make the changes I needed to make in my life and I felt trapped.

So naturally, the anxiety and negative emotions from this welled up inside of me and one day I woke up in the morning, in complete despair, with the worst panic attack I have ever suffered in my life and the only words I could hear in my head were “I can’t keep going on like this”. Sounds a little suicidal, but that was never really an option, it was more like an extreme call for action from my mind/soul. I probably have never felt so bad in my life as I did that morning.

That morning, there was no choice but to make a change and I did. I decided I had to go. I had to go somewhere, completely different, externally and internally. I made two resolutions that morning… that I was leaving the country to go backpacking on September 1st (about 9 months from that day) and I was going to have my first MMA fight before then. The MMA fight is a topic for another time, but I had already decided that I was making my trip on that fateful day.

Actually I just woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like that anymore or ever again so I changed just like that"

“Actually I just woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to feel like that anymore or ever again so I changed just like that”


That set up the incentive for me to go on my trip, but how did I actually accomplish it? My trip took many different forms during planning and ended up being nothing like I expected or planned, but one thing remained the same throughout all the plans – the need for money! I had time and motivation on my side, however. Nothing is as motivating as having a strict deadline in front of your eyes and I set out to make at least $6000 before I left. I got my first job outside of leadership positions on campus. I was working as a busser at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, a very draining job, and still taking classes, working as an RA, and training MMA full time for a fight I was scheduled for in June. It could be the busiest, most time consumed period of my life, but I was in the process of living my dream and, looking back, it was one of the best times of my life.

Another stumbling block that I may have had if I hadn’t already decided I was going is the doubts and opinions of other people. I’d say people were split into three groups when I told them about my trip (and I didn’t tell many). One third of people flat out refused to believe that I was going, one third told me it was a terrible idea, and the other third told me it was amazing and they were jealous that they couldn’t do the same thing. My family, a very important part of my life, definitely fell into the first two groups at first. Their negative response was discouraging at times, but I tried to remember one thing – I am the only one that has to live my life. 

If I listened to people’s advice on how to live my life, I would have not accomplished half of what I have, I would be very disillusioned with life, and the worst part: those same people would have already forgotten what they had told me I should do, but I am the one that will never forget because I have to live with the consequences! Instead I listened to people’s advice and quietly discounted it as I continued to move forward with my plans for my life. As it turns out, those people in the first two groups of doubters and discouragers ended up slowly piling into the third group of people who encouraged me and told me how they envied me. This taught me a valuable lesson about listening to yourself, first and foremost.


“My first restaurant experience - bussing your tables after you eat some Hibachi”

“My first restaurant experience – bussing your tables after you eat some Hibachi”


4 months out from my trip, I wasn’t nearly at half of $6000. I realized I needed to light a fire under my ass and I went out and bought a ticket (for a great price) to Sweden on September 3rd. That did it. I was extremely resourceful and looked for multiple sources to make the money I needed for my trip. I stopped spending money on nearly anything and was as frugal as a college student could possibly be. I moved into my fraternity brother’s couch and was literally spending less than $300 a month in total expenses.


“I am a bloodhound for finding cheap plane tickets”

“I am a bloodhound for finding cheap plane tickets”

I am definitely going to write in the future about different ways to make the money you need to travel as I believe that the number one reason people do not travel is because they have false beliefs about how much money they will need and how much money they can save if they really want to.


Fast forward a few months… I won my first MMA fight and reached $6000+ in my bank account. I was riding the high all the way to the plane. I bought my supplies, put everything into my huge backpack, said a nervous goodbye to my friends and family, and got on the plane to Sweden. (And that is a story for the first page of my Travel Journal)!!!



Family on the day of departure


Friends on the day of departure


The final goodbye



We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”

Training Log 4/25

Walking through Walgreens after a long workout the other day, I was feeling super tired and my feet were aching when I turn the corner and run into a boy my age on crutches missing a foot... That put things into perspective real quick.

11:30am – 1pm

My last cardiac output session of this training block! Crunch Fitness is where it takes place. Also the 5th week of my endurance block.

90 minutes of keeping my heart rate between 120 – 150bpm. I can tell how much my aerobic endurance has come, just by how much harder I have to work to raise my heart rate to that level and keep it there. I started off running a 12 minute mile 5 weeks ago with an average heart rate of 141bpm and today I was running a 10 minute mile with an average heart rate of 136bpm. Smart work pays off.

10 minutes of running (my knees can’t handle anymore)

20 minutes of elliptical

15 minutes of Jacob’s Ladder

20 minutes of shadowboxing and heavy bag work

10 minutes of Jacob’s Ladder

10 minutes of the spin bike.

Long, grueling session, I was really pushing myself at the very end to keep moving and keep my heart rate up. For the next 3 weeks of my endurance block, it should be composed mostly of a mix between explosive and aerobic activities. Looking forward to constant, never ending improvement!

Walking through Walgreens after a long workout the other day, I was feeling super tired and my feet were aching when I turn the corner and run into a boy my age on crutches missing a foot... That put things into perspective real quick.

Walking through Walgreens after a long workout the other day, I was feeling super tired and my feet were aching when I turn the corner and run into a boy my age on crutches missing a foot… That put things into perspective real quick.



“Life is full of blessings, sometimes we are just too blind to see them.”




Training Log 4/24


9am – 10am

BMT with coach Vince, Nick, Alexa, and Jody (the guy whose name I didn’t know last week).

Started off with single punches and moved into a line drill with slips and punches. Did punch combos and counters with Nick, and then geared up for kickboxing. Started off the switch series which is definitely helping my attacking from southpaw, but I still need to do some additional work on that on my own. Did a lot of front kicks and front kick parrys today, I am definitely improving on both of those counts. Finished up with a thai style round which is us holding the thai pads and using them to call out single punches or small combos at 100% power. We don’t speak, we just use the pads to hold for the punches, knees, or kicks that we want. 50 sit ups, 10 burpees (a light snack for me) and Bang Muay Thai is done for the morning.

My focus was not as tight as it could have been today, but it also wasn’t bad. I know I can’t be 100% in the zone everyday, but as long as I strive to be, I give myself permission to feel great! My bad days are pretty damn good now. Coach Vince is going to TUF tryouts this weekend and the following week so I won’t be at BMT until next Weds at the earliest.


What I did well: Power in my punches, striving for excellence even when I’m not in the zone, front kicks and front kick parrys

What needs improvement: Awareness, punch speed, southpaw stance (in general)



10:30am – 11:30am

BJJ at GT.

Got to watch Matt Arroyo and Rob Kahn get a roll in. Amazing stuff, they’re both so good at their craft, and I can learn a lot just from watching them. They both are really calm and simplistic, but execute everything right and with complete confidence.

Afterwards I rolled with an unnamed training partner (he’s the one in the picture above) who is pretty damn good with some sneaky moves in his arsenal. We went for a hard 15 minutes, back and forth, and caught each other once each. My cardio and top control held up well and I was able to push the pace the entire time. Then I rolled with Chaz for 15 minutes. Chaz is a great training partner to try new stuff with and that is what I did, just flowing back with each other. I got a great armbar counter to his triangle defence which I have not used often before.


What I did well: Top control, staying calm, pushing the pace and endurance, trying new things

What needs improvement: Timing, awareness, and working from the bottom.


11:30am – 12pm

Yoga with Angel and Chaz. Worked on my hips especially today. My flexibility is definitely improving and my body is feeling a lot better and in my control.

Got home and finished reading my new book, Rafa, a autobiography about the great tennis legend Rafael Nadal. You would think I want to play at Wimbledon with all the tennis books I’ve read lately.

The great Rafa, I can relate very well to him in some ways

The great Rafa, I can relate very well to him in some ways



“The secret lies in being able to do what you know you can do when you most need it”


Training Log 4/23


11am – 11:30am

Today was supposed to be a rest day minus a little cardio later in the day. But Devon, my fraternity brother who just started training BJJ a few months ago in Texas, is in town and wanted to roll with me. I expected a light, easy roll with him.

I was wrong. I underestimated how strong, big, and good he was and he actually gave me more trouble than I expected. His strength was giving me problems submitting him from top and I had to use perfect technique and explosiveness to catch him a few times. Still fun to catch up with him, especially on the mats.

5pm – 5:30pm

HICT at Crunch Fitness! This is a new method for my general conditioning block.

HICT – High Intensity Continuous Training. Basically, you’ll be finding a exercise that allows you to crank up the resistance as high as possible. Then you intentionally do the exercise slowly so you can keep it up for a good duration. This activates your fast twitch fibers, but uses them in an aerobic way because you maintain a slow pace for a longer time. Spin bikes work well, Versaclimbers even better. I used an elliptical and Jacobs Ladder. Both worked decently, I may look for better options in the future. 1-2 sets of 10-20 minutes. Heart rate below your Anaerobic Threshold (mine is 175bpm).

This is one of my favorite conditioning methods and I used it a lot training for my last fight. I think it made a difference, but I plan on using it better this time around. I did 2 sets of 10 minutes each, I will push up the duration a little longer next time.


Also watched a great movie, Shadowlands, about C.S. Lewis. An intriguing writer and even more intriguing person. I learned about the movie from reading Andre Agassi’s “Open”. The movie is about letting love into your life. I liked it.


“Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more. Only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.”

Training Log 4/22

This is how I will be after a few more weeks of Yoga

9am – 10am

BMT with coach Vince, Alexa, and Will. My first time training with Will, I’ve seen him at open mat once before and in videos coach has posted up.

We get warmed up with the double punch series and move into the hook cross combo. Will has a great rhythm and flow to his punching (obviously coming from a lot of experience) and it definitely rubs off on me. We do a round each of punches with rolls and counters and this is probably one of the best boxing rounds I’ve ever had, I hit the zone in there. Quickly go over all of our switch combos and do some front kicks to warm up for kickboxing. Then we finish the day with 2 rounds each. One with kickboxing counters and one simulating sparring working on our counters to the jab. Great experience training with Will!


What I did well: Great rhythm and flow to my combos and I kept good power and speed on all my punches and kicks. My breathing was also on point.

What needs improvement: Attacking from southpaw, front kick parrys, and counters in live sparring.



10:30am – 11:30am

Arrive to GT for some BJJ.

We started off with a north south choke set up for our technique. Afterwards we do 2 rounds of 7 minutes and I feel pretty good on both of them, if not a little sore and tired. I get a round in with Alex and its very flowy, but also back and forth. My top control and passing feels good, as always. I roll with Gino afterwards and my passing still felt good, but I definitely got too anxious trying to open his guard and got caught twice. My guard, of course, had nothing for him, but at least I was able to retain it well. Finished up the morning with a roll with Jay. My technique transfers well to attacking someone bigger and stronger and I am able to catch him once in a great armbar from bottom.


What I did well: Armbar from bottom feels good. Guard passing and posture. Guard retention.

What needs improvement: Opening up closed guard. Chaining together attacks from guard and breaking posture.



11:30 – 12pm

Yoga with Angel. Got a 30 minute session in this time. Didn’t work any area too specifically, my whole body today. The constant yoga is making a huge difference in my flexibility, I can already feel it. Going to keep it up and become an octopus!


This is how I will be after a few more weeks of Yoga

This is how I will be after a few more weeks of Yoga


“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.”

Training Log 4/21


9am – 10am

Bang Muay Thai with coach Vince and Nick! You know its going to be a great class with this combination.

Started off with our double punch series and moved into the back em up drill with and without transitions from orthodox and from southpaw. I remember how much trouble this drill was for me when I first learned it a couple months back and now I was hitting it at full speed with no trouble and even from southpaw pretty well. Did a round of punch combos including our counters, slips, and rolls. Warmed up our legs with the catch and correct drill and some front kicks and moved into a round of kickboxing combos including our kick counters, slips, and rolls. My kicks are feeling a lot quicker and powerful – a very good sign. Finished our training session with a new combo which is posted on my facebook page, check it out. Pyramids of 14 punches and 8 kicks and we are done!

New combo – jab, body hook, head kick, cross, reem, body hook, head kick

What am I doing well: My kicks are flowing with my punches a lot better then before. My focus is definitely there. What do I need to work on: Footwork at all times, I tend to plod forward at times, especially when I start to gas out.


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light”

Daring Greatly – How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


Daring Greatly… taken from the above quote doesn’t apply, in this instance, to the first thing you would think of – maybe taking crazy risks or living life on the edge. But then again, maybe it does. Daring Greatly is about going against the mainstream view that vulnerability is weakness and realizing that the immense courage it actually takes to be vulnerable is well worth it for the benefits it will confer to you.

Vulnerability opens us up to failure, mockery, humiliation, pain, and judgement. It can give us some of the worst hurt we may ever experience in our lives. But I am here to tell you to be vulnerable. We must be vulnerable to truly experience life, creativity, purpose, joy, and all the emotions that accompany being alive! Brene Brown tells us that vulnerability is necessary to a life well lived or as she calls it “The Whole-Hearted Life”



I prefer lionhearted to whole hearted because I really like this porter robinson song ;)


Vulnerability can be defined as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Vulnerability happens to anyone and everyone, regularly, and in every facet of our lives.

Vulnerability is

  • Asking for help
  • Telling someone no
  • Sharing an unpopular opinion
  • Initiating a conversation with a stranger – or worse – someone very close to you
  • Trying something new
  • Admitting you were wrong
  • Getting fired or even firing someone
  • Exercising in public if you are out of shape
  • Saying the following words “I Love You”
  • Any countless other things that cause you fear and anxiety because they leave you emotionally open in front of others or yourself


When you are vulnerable, the best word to describe what you feel is NAKED. It is an extremely nerve wracking and uncomfortable feeling and most people choose to wear emotional suits of armor to block their vulnerability with the added nasty side effect of blocking their life as well. (We’ll talk about those suits of armor later)



It is not about exposing yourself to the world.. It is about exposing yourself to those you trust and to yourself


We are born and raised inside a culture of scarcity, of never enough. When we wake up, usually the first thought is “I didn’t get enough sleep”. This is soon followed by other thoughts of lacking. Because we never have enough, do enough, or are enough compared to our perceptions of other people, we believe that we need to hide in our armors and behind our shields so no one actually knows the truth; we don’t think we are enough. This leads to a lack of pain and failure, but also a lack of risk taking, connection, creativity, and success. We are enough. When we realize that no matter what we say, do, or have, we are enough, we now can open ourselves up, be vulnerable, and pour from our cup of enough into others cups.

This culture of scarcity leads to shame. Shame is, in my opinion, probably the worst human emotion and leads to extreme feelings of disconnection and negative actions. When we feel shame, the last thing we want to do is talk about it with anyone. This is the shame trap because the best way to cure shame is to bring it into the light with someone you trust and it will quickly fade away. Facts about shame:


  1. Every human being feels shame. It is a part of the human experience – unless you are a sociopath.
  2. We are all afraid to talk about our shame.
  3. When we talk about shame, we remove its power and control over our lives.


The difference between shame and other negative emotions such as guilt and humiliation is that shame is personal and other emotions are external. If you feel guilty because you did something wrong, you make sure not to do wrong again so you don’t experience that again. If you feel shame, you believe something is wrong with you and how you could possibly fix that? 

Here’s a solution that has worked for me. Most of our shame comes from the way we talk to ourselves (usually in our minds, but I mean I do it out loud as well). We blame ourselves for things out of our control and think we are terrible human beings when we mess up, rather than realizing that maybe our action was bad, but we are not bad. We are enough. Talk to yourself like someone you love. You would never talk to someone you love in the negative way that you usually talk to yourself. Nurture yourself.

“Writing my daily training logs and each post on this blog is cultivating my vulnerability. Sometimes I find it hard to post something personal and sometimes I’ll even delete it. But I try my best to remember that what counts is me taking the risk of being vulnerable and not what people think”

Writing my daily training logs and each post on this blog is cultivating my vulnerability. Sometimes I find it hard to post something personal and sometimes I’ll even delete it. But I try my best to remember that what counts is me taking the risk of being vulnerable and not what people think


We all wear different suits of armor at different times to hide our vulnerability. I’m going to go over some of the most common ones and strategies to remove that heavy, overprotective armor off of yourself. The core to every strategy is ENOUGH

  • I am enough (worthiness vs shame)
  • I’ve had enough (boundaries vs comparison)
  • Showing up, taking risks, and letting myself be seen is enough (engagement vs disengagement)


Foreboding Joy

  • We all know this feeling. As soon as something good happens, we feel great joy, then we think of all the bad things that could happen and feel very vulnerable that our joy could be taken away. This makes our joyful situations stressful at best. Solution: Practice gratitude. Be grateful for what you do have and the ordinary moments that bring us the greatest joy.



  • A lot of people are proud of their perfectionism. This is not the same as striving for excellence or wanting to do something right. Perfectionism is about the belief that if we do things perfect and are perfect, we cannot be vulnerable. This is bad because the sad truth is that we are not perfect so we will make mistakes. This armor will lead to paralysis or even worse, a self destructive, downward spiral as we continuously fail to live up to our impossible standards. Solution: Do not let perfect be the enemy of good. Try your best, but remember that somethings are good enough and do not have to be perfect, they just have to be done.



  • This is a very common strategy that I know I have taken part in plenty of times. Numbing is any sort of behavior or thought pattern that numbs our feelings. This can range from drugs and alcohol, to ignoring part of yourself, or to a DGAF (Don’t give a fuck) attitude. The problem with this is that when numb the dark, we also numb the light. Numbing emotion leads to numbing a vital part of our lives. Solution: Learn to feel your feelings, even the difficult ones. And rather than learning strategies to manage our shame or negative emotions, learn to avoid behaviors and habits that cultivate these emotions.


“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”

“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”


There are many more suits of armor people choose to wear to avoid vulnerability, but these are the most common. The most important thing to take away from this book is that vulnerability can be an incredibly uncomfortable feeling, but we should embrace it as a positive, rather than negative, feeling.


Action Plan: From now on, notice when you are judging others for being vulnerable and notice when you are using one of the above suits of armor to avoid being vulnerable. Just noticing the behavior is a big step, but if you’d like to take the extra step, use the solution outlined for each suit of armor. Take the chance. Be Vulnerable.




“We can’t give people what we don’t have. Who we are matters immeasurably more than what we know or who we want to be”

Training Log 4/18, 4/19, 4/20

I'd say my rest days were earned

4/18, 4/19

Double rest days, back to back to recover completely from my spell with slight overtraining. Its weird taking 2 days off, I haven’t done that since the beginning of February. I get lazy and forget to write my training logs on my rest days, so now I’ve ended up writing a training log for the past 3 days!

I'd say my rest days were earned

I’d say my rest days were earned



9am – 10am

Back to BMT with coach Vince and Alexa.

It feels like forever since I’ve been here, though its only been 2 days. That’s what happens when you get into the habit of things. Felt focused like I haven’t in a while today. Started off with double punch series and moved into a round of punches with counters. My counters are feeling nice, I just wait for that tap on my block and my punches come flying back.  Worked front kicks and front kick parrys, my front kick is looking better, but still needs some work, I’m sure I’ll get that work this week. Finished up with the beginning of a new combo, it starts jab, slip, liver hook, head kick and you know I love any combination with a head kick!


10:20am – 11:45am

BJJ at GT! Worked on a trio of americana, kimura, and straight armlock from side control during techniques.

Then got into rolling with Sonny, first. I was working mostly on my guard against him and my attacks felt alright, but I wasn’t chaining them enough together which Sonny pointed out was my weak spot. I have to start using the element of surprise with my guard attacks which I do well when guard passing, but not so much from the bottom! This is good. Like my old coach, Gabe used to say, now you know what you suck at, you can work on it!

Got a roll with David, its been a while since we rolled. He’s a beast and I always learn well when I roll with him. My guard passing felt awesome, I really flowed from one pass into the other and used Keenan’s wrecking ball pass super effectively, now I just need to implement his long step pass. My guard was the same and got smashed and passed pretty easily, but David gave me some great tips to improve it! Looks like my guard is gonna get a make over.

Yoga with Angel to finish the day. My hips feel awesome and I’m going to keep working on those hand stands.


David gave me amazing advice on how to get out of leg locks, my arch enemy!

David gave me amazing advice on how to get out of leg locks, my arch enemy!


“Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something”