NAGA Illinois Grappling Championship - 2015
A photo of me rolling hard at NAGA in Chicago, 2015. My first tournament. I found that I really LOVE grappling. I was able to keep my cool and lost to some really skilled opponents. I'm looking forward to developing my technical abilities over the next year and competing again someday. Physically and mentally I did just fine and am proud of my performance even though I lost all four fights I was in. I simply didn't have the martial art skill level to beat the competition. They rolled hard, as did I and I enjoyed every blessed second of it. When you rise up off the mat laughing you know you found something you have to treasure and develop. God I love this sport.