The 4 to 6 year old class. Fun times with this crew. Such a great group of kids.  #ocbjj #future #champions

The 4 to 6 year old class. Fun times with this crew. Such a great group of kids. #ocbjj #future #champions

Great training and laughs. Just how it should be! Awesome work in kids class and cross training also. #ocbjj

Great training and laughs. Just how it should be! Awesome work in kids class and cross training also. #ocbjj

Last night I was informed that a teenage girl was writing suicidal things on twitter. I never met her before. I signed on twitter found her name and I saw a beautiful kid that lost hope (momentarily). Myself along with other fighters began tweeting her to help her understand these tough times pass. She lives across the country and only God knows how she feels,  but I know a few things.  1. She isn’t alone.  2. These terrible feelinfs will pass.  3. God made her beautiful and I hope she knows that. 
  And on a positive note by the end of the night she starting tweeting positive things and said “I never knew people that didn’t even know me cared so much. Yes darling,  we care!  I know she is going to be ok and I’m going to continue a relationship with her and I know she’s going to get the help she needs. If you see this Kayla, understand once again how important you are. If you have twitter send her some love.

Last night I was informed that a teenage girl was writing suicidal things on twitter. I never met her before. I signed on twitter found her name and I saw a beautiful kid that lost hope (momentarily). Myself along with other fighters began tweeting her to help her understand these tough times pass. She lives across the country and only God knows how she feels, but I know a few things. 1. She isn’t alone. 2. These terrible feelinfs will pass. 3. God made her beautiful and I hope she knows that.
And on a positive note by the end of the night she starting tweeting positive things and said “I never knew people that didn’t even know me cared so much. Yes darling, we care! I know she is going to be ok and I’m going to continue a relationship with her and I know she’s going to get the help she needs. If you see this Kayla, understand once again how important you are. If you have twitter send her some love.

Our OCBJJ Cross Training ladies did amazing tonight. I was super impressed!  #hardwork #results

Our OCBJJ Cross Training ladies did amazing tonight. I was super impressed! #hardwork #results

Awesome time teaching basic class tonight. Went through some closed gaurd transitions and everyone did great. Congratulations to Dominick and Jay on their promotions! #ocbjj #jiujitsu #martialarts #nj

Awesome time teaching basic class tonight. Went through some closed gaurd transitions and everyone did great. Congratulations to Dominick and Jay on their promotions! #ocbjj #jiujitsu #martialarts #nj

And people call me crazy for teaching a few days after my surgery. I’d be crazy not to with student’s like this!  These are from my students Rylan and Taylor. Rylan went to my match against Mark Tarman and as soon as I won I called her to the ring and gave her my medal. Two awesome little girls. #blessed #inspired #jiujitsu #thankyou

And people call me crazy for teaching a few days after my surgery. I’d be crazy not to with student’s like this! These are from my students Rylan and Taylor. Rylan went to my match against Mark Tarman and as soon as I won I called her to the ring and gave her my medal. Two awesome little girls. #blessed #inspired #jiujitsu #thankyou

As an instructor and school owner there are always sleepless nights. You always wonder if you remembered to compliment certain people,  ask your student’s how their days were, correct their technique accordingly,  while hopefully inspiring them a certain way. Well reading words like this from a homegrown Brown Belt is a very rewarding feeling. Not just reading the positive words about myself and OCBJJ, but creating an environment where people build life long relationships like Jen and Lauren have.

As an instructor and school owner there are always sleepless nights. You always wonder if you remembered to compliment certain people, ask your student’s how their days were, correct their technique accordingly, while hopefully inspiring them a certain way. Well reading words like this from a homegrown Brown Belt is a very rewarding feeling. Not just reading the positive words about myself and OCBJJ, but creating an environment where people build life long relationships like Jen and Lauren have.

Super proud of everyone tonight. The consequence of hard work is results and everyone is getting those results!

Super proud of everyone tonight. The consequence of hard work is results and everyone is getting those results!

Teaching some of my favorite half guard sweeps in the no gi class. When you love something nothing can keep you away! Sorry Doc.

Teaching some of my favorite half guard sweeps in the no gi class. When you love something nothing can keep you away! Sorry Doc.

Congratulations to Bruce on his promotion and happy birthday to James. Proud of both of these guys. Bruce a Camden cop that spends his free time with us. Thank you to his girlfriend,  my old friend Aimee for allowing it! Haha. And so awesome of James to spend his birthday with us. Beautiful day today and you all spent your morning with us. Thank you!

Congratulations to Bruce on his promotion and happy birthday to James. Proud of both of these guys. Bruce a Camden cop that spends his free time with us. Thank you to his girlfriend, my old friend Aimee for allowing it! Haha. And so awesome of James to spend his birthday with us. Beautiful day today and you all spent your morning with us. Thank you!