It was an honor to have Professor Caio in town and on our mats, as he taught an amazing Guard Passing Seminar this past Saturday. We had nearly 50 practitioners of every belt level in attendance, all excited to learn the techniques that made Professor a 12-time World Champion. He discussed some … [Read more...] about Awesome Weekend at the Academy!
Last week I looked up and noticed how long it had been. There’s so much to reflect on in that time…the birth of my daughter, my wife’s battle with cancer, losing loved ones, career changes, relocations, global pandemics, wins, losses, setbacks and comebacks on repeat. In all that time, there was … [Read more...] about 10 YEARS AS A BLACK BELT
I have been a teacher for the last 13 years, and over that time, I've gone through the ranks of Purple, Brown, Black, and now 1st Degree Black Belt. For the last 6 years as a Black Belt, I've struggled with feeling "worthy" of the title Professor. My students refer to me by a lot of different … [Read more...] about The Title of Professor