|Always clowning around!|
When I decided to go to DFW and fight in last weekends NAGA World Championships, I contact Mike and told him I wanted to get together if time permitted. Like the friend he is, he refused to let me stay anywhere else but his place and took good care of me all weekend so I could focus on my fights. I finally got to meet his wonderful family as well. Rosy took good care of me feeding me like no other!
On Sunday, as a token of my thanks, I taught John, Mike, and Gabe (a new friend whom I met a few years ago) some ground proofing and basic jits. Without getting into a long drawn out story, these guys are good people who have been led down some shitty paths by ex-teachers. Much of what they have been taught on the ground is simply impractical and dangerous. So we tightened up their technique and trained for a solid 4 hours! They did great and as always trained hard!
I guess my point with this rambling is I wanted to say thanks to John, Mike, and Gabe. Not only are you my friends, but you inspire me to train harder and beta better person. I have met few people as genuine as you guys!
Train hard, party hard, and be good!
Thank you for all you have done!
Here is a snip from an email Gabe sent me that I thought was very nice:
"Great to see you again, my friend. I had a blast and learned a ton too. My only regret is that we can't train together more regularly. If I lived closer, I would live at your school. You have a wealth of knowledge and the skills to convey it effectively. You have a fresh yet humble approach combined with a gregarious nature that makes your workouts fun and applicable. That is a rare talent that sets you apart from most instructors with whom I've trained. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to learn from you."
|Much more serious!|