For those that don't know, Saturday was a big day for the academy I train at, Triton MMA in Woodstock. Not only were we luckily enough to host Roy Harris, one of the "Dirty Dozen", the first Americans to earn their BJJ black belts, for a leg lock seminar but Coach Mike Budnik promoted me to the rank of Brown Belt.
It was an amazing day and I'm still processing the moment and what it means. I don't think the reality of it has sunk in just yet. Not only did I receive this huge honor, but one of my oldest and best friends was around for the seminar as well and got to be present. Thanks for being there, Steve-o.
Not only that, but several of my old teammates were present from Ohana as well along with all the coppers of different stripes I get the privilege to train and work with all the time.
And later, one of our fighters, Dan Hart won his XFO bout at the Sears Center. Great day for the team! Now it's on to trying to live up to the rank. Thanks everyone for helping me get here. I have video notes from the seminar itself. If you've never been to one of Mr. Harris' seminars you should MAKE time to train with him. His take on leg locks was absolutely brilliant. I'll get those up at some point later this week. Till then.