What an awesome weekend this was. So, I got to go out to Combat Nation and pic the brain of probably the best teacher and true student of the art of Jiujitsu, Carlos Machado.
There were so many Blackbelts there ready to learn from the best. For myself, it was a bitter sweet reunion with guys and girls that were once all teammates, but have now moved on to do their own things.
Travis Tooke, Anthony Bernabeo, Robert Soliz, Spenser Gilliam, Shawn Key, Kevin Henderson, Eddie Avelar, Pepe Garcia and several more. Some of these guys had been doing their own thing awhile, but it seemed we were definitely closer a year ago.
I count myself lucky, for the fact that none of these guys have ever denied me any help, information, or a place train.
Having all these guys back on the mats together was definitely a moment I took in and want forget. Its just a testament to Carlos and his teachings on how someone great, can bring people together and make others around him great as well.
Even though these guys have moved on to different schools and in different directions with their lives, I hope that over the years I have had a positive impact on them and that each and everyone never doubts my friendship toward them all. I know that I have learned valuable lessons from each of them as well. There is no price that can be put on memories and lessons learned.
Jiujitsu is an awesome art. The brother/sisterhood it develops between students and instructors is definitely inspiring. The friendships and relationships that are created can last a life time.
I want to thank all of those, from students to instructors, who have been a part of my own Jiujitsu journey. THANK YOU FOR EVEYTHING....
At DAVIS MARTIAL ARTS, my journey continues on.
Owner and head instructor of Davis Martial Arts Academy in Humble Texas