The prep for traveling is always a hassle, luckily I had the idea of training to occupy me while my wife did most of the packing. Rolling and training in a new environment is something I’ve wanted to try for a while and this trip seemed the perfect opportunity as any to try. I love the idea of testing the Jiu-Jitsu Professor Steve has taught me with a new group of practitioners.
Waving goodbye to the mountains we head East. The giant Denver airport looms over us before we know it. After hours of waiting in the airport the earth drops beneath us, wind lifts us above the surface, mountains give way to planes, and eventually the Atlantic Ocean springs to view. The idea of family plays strongly in my mind, still the need of Jiu-Jitsu lingers on. Videos from Jiu-Jitsu on the Go accompany me through the long and loud plane ride. An awkward relationship builds to my right, the new couple try to tear my focus (I can’t help but stare once or twice…) luckily the videos keep me going. I focus on the grip fighting and back attack series, if I’m going to visit a new gym I want to represent Professor Steve well.