I opened my e-mail and there was my instructor, Mark Johnson of West Side Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Holy Cow! I’ve been away from BJJ for a while but I didn’t think it was long enough for him to write a book! I of course will be getting the book and writing a review. Mark has been a great mentor to me and I enjoy our friendship. I can’t wait to read his perspective along with other stories I’m sure he has included. Now Mark you need to publish the kids Jiu-Jitsu book you were working on.
I don’t know how many of my readers are within driving distance but if you are, West Side Jiu-Jitsu is holding a grand opening all day Aug. 21st. It is true we have been in our location for some time now but we never really had a "Grand Opening". Its a good enough of a reason to have a all day party.
I’ve been on a BJJ sabbatical the past week or so. But now it is time to get with it. Winter is over and its time to burn off some of that winter fat and get back into the swing of things. I’ve started jump roping again. I’m going back to my daily drill routine. I’m feeling rested or healed up (they are one and the same to me). I missed out on our school going to the North West Submission Challenge tournament in Boise, ID this week. West Side did great from the results I read on NorthWestSubmissionChallenge.com(Click Here For Results)! Without me, imagine that! LoL. I even noticed a nice complement from Keith Owen on Mark’s Face book page. Keith said "All these guys are bad ass!" Thanks Keith. We had a larger team then last year. The school is growing. I’m wondering if we are going to out grow our present studio. Mark has put his heart and soul into the school and I think he can’t be anything put proud to see the fruits of his labors. It is the West Side Family. Alright it looks like its all brothers but there are sisters too. Come join the family and Jiu-Jitsu.