Well this is my first blog post somewhat influenced by others who do this and also as an attempt to record my BJJ journey.
I always loved combat sports, boxing, wrestling and anything with physical contact and as such took up rugby, got to a good standard, blew my knee out and ballooned in weight.
Fast forward to November 2008 and I have decided that after years watching the UFC and things like that I want to find somewhere to teach me BJJ.
I googled round and found The Forge in Sheffield home of John Goldson and Gracie Barra Sheffield and I have never looked back. Without a doubt this has proven to be the best experience and sport that I have ever found. I stepped onto the matt as a 360 lbs white belt without a clue.
I took a lot of knocks, armbars, chokes, foot locks and beastings oh the beastings. I went to competitions and got my ass handed too me and I got hammered week in week out, but I LOVED it.
Now in June 2010 I am 302 lbs (still some way to go) and a Blue Belt I stripe, which was the proudest day I have had in years when I got my Blue. I have met and trained with Lucio Sergio, Lagarto, Ben Poppleton, London ShootFighters, Royce Gracie and others. I have been to the Seni and come away with a silver (blog to follow) and I cannot get enough.
Journey is only just begun but I will keep on it as long as I can.