It seems like every time I listen to some Jiu-Jitsu interview, the person says they were in a martial art and then got drawn into BJJ when they saw the power of it. I was that way. I did Kendo, Kempo, Wada-Ru, Kishin Kan Karate, . . . and the list goes one. My time in each of these led me to have a love for most if not all things Japanese. BJJ was just a extension of that. I am sure others feel the same way. I’m going to be remodeling my office soon. I wasn’t looking forward to it until my wife pointed out I could do it in a Japanese martial art motif. I lit up like a kid on Christmas morning! Can you guess what my favorite dish is? Sushi! I can pack away a few rolls and some nigiri anytime, as long as it is a good sushi bar. I will even pick it over a big juicy steak. I took Japanese in college. I did better in it then any language I’ve ever tried. Its so much easier to use then English. That Japanese just seem to have all the cool stuff, martial arts, food, language, culture. Maybe that is why we find them so attractive. One day I hope to visit if not live in Japan for a while. I love America and Japan would be my second home.