Lisa and I honeymooned before our wedding in Brazil, doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the birthplace of the art, and with the esteemed Professor Pedro Sauer. It was an incredible experience!
I like lists. One of the lists I keep is a log of my gas purchases. I used to think it would be a pain, but once it became a habit to open my notepad app when I pull up to the pump and take a couple of numbers down (mileage, gas price, number of […]
I don’t listen to hip hop often, but have long appreciated the energy and power of it’s birth and expansion as a culture. Perhaps it will sound strange, but I keep coming back to this comparison of hip hop and jiu jitsu cultures lately, in my mind… Hip hop has its fundamental 4 (or 5, […]
We aren’t big TV people, so this may be old news to some, but here is a clip of Clark Gracie (“Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu Jitsu Guy”) on Good Morning America. I did not realize this got this big! I’m of two minds on this clearly total-crap interview. My inner-cynic has a problem with the “I’m […]
We are going to Brazil for 10 days! Pedro Sauer hosts a summer camp, complete with 3-times-daily training, visits to infamous local schools, sightseeing, and catered meals. It will be a pre-wedding honeymoon for us, and we couldn’t be more excited. Professor Sauer was in CT last year, and everyone there was blown away by […]
For our 2-year anniversary, I got Lisa some portraits taken of us for over the fireplace. We decided to get our bad-ass BJJ portraits done as well. Do you have a bad-ass BJJ portrait? These are going around, at least in my circle of friends. For example, have you seen Keith Owen‘s professional portraits? Dude’s […]