I have experienced some great times, made some lifelong friends and grew my BJJ game.
Although there are many people I will miss training with, I am very excited for this new chapter!
In the next few months, Andrew and I will be opening the doors to our new BJJ Academy, De Boa in Surprise, AZ and opening the doors to a new season of our lives. De Boa will continue an affiliation with Lotus Club under Giva Santana so, although we won't be training with our usual teammates we stay united under Lotus Club. www.DeBoaBJJ.com
De Boa means "chillin" in Portuguese and that's just what we plan to do. We have had a very busy, hectic year and we are looking forward to running a school that provides BJJ training in a relaxed environment that let's you escape from the stress of daily life while learning the art of jiu jitsu.
It's time to move forward but, I do have some wonderful memories of the past 3 1/2 years that will remain in my heart!
Thank you to all of you that have encouraged, helped and stood by my side for the White to Purple Belt stage of my journey!
Remembering the good times I had at Siege makes me sad but, as most of you know this last year has not been the same there for me. I am leaving with ONLY the good times in my belt and leaving the bad in the past.
Here's just a small glimpse at some the great and meaningful moments I experienced with my Lotus Club teammates.