The reason I started jiu jitsu was for my mental and physical health, I have struggled for many years with alcohol dependence. My life was headed in the wrong direction. As I got more involved in jiu jitsu my life started to change for the best. I started to have a clear mind which gave me my confidence back. Along my journey in jiu jitsu I have met wonderful people which I now call friends. Everyday is a challenge, everyday is a new chess match, that tests my strengths and weaknesses. I hope to one day be able to teach my son the beautiful art of jiu jitsu.