I wanted to take a moment and send out a shout to two of my friends, and two of the best training partners, Brett "Dutchess" Smith and Scott Stillwell (and any other NWJJA members) who are fighting this weekend in the Oregon Open. I have been watching your training and you guys are more then ready. You have already won the fight via your training... go on the mat have fun and be the best you can! Kick ass guys!
I hope next year to be in a bit better of a financial situation to join you. Sorry I could not do it this year. I am there in spirit.
To inspire I wanted to post this clip and short excerpt from Daniel Faggella at his excellent blog The Science of Skill. His teacher is the famous Alexandre "Soca" Freitas who know lives in New York I believe. Recently Dan sat down with his teacher and asked him about his preparation for competition. Interesting stuff in my humble opinion. To read the entire article click here!