NABJJF L.A. Open Part 1 – No Gi

Hey guys, so this past weekend I competed in the NABJJF’s L.A. Open and decided to challenge myself by doing no gi as well. I train almost exclusively in the gi, but I figured that I’ll probably pick up something that will better me by doing the no gi division so I went for it and had a great time. I got to meet some new Checkmat teammates that I only knew through facebook pics and I also learned a lot.

Like I’ve said before everything is a process and this just showed me that I’m taking steps in the right direction towards next years World Championships.

Thanks to everyone who was there, to everyone who I’ve been training with this past month in California and everyone out there who’s been sending messages of support and good vibes.

On a side note I want to say again that I’m truly surprised and humbled by the messages I receive sometimes from people and although I never really gave any thought to how starting this blog might affect those outside my immediate circle of friends and family, it’s awesome to hear that people have been able to gain something from following it. Hearing these things always gives me great joy. Thank you!

Hope you guys enjoy the video and a special shout out to Brandon Grayson who will surely watch this video tediously and then send me a message saying that he’s got my number now and that he thinks he can beat me…

P.S. If you know Brandon and his trash talking ways leave a comment to show him your love. lol