Haven't been able to train this week and probably won't till next. It's a combination of work and several other projects thrown into the mix. It's bound to happen from time to time but man do I miss training. At some point I'm sure my wife will beg me to go cause my mood after not training for a while just goes down hill.
A lot of things in the works. To break up the office grind I've been putting some designs together for new patches and t-shirts. Some I'll post but others you'll have to come and train to check'em out here in Bangkok.
The construction of the new academy has been a daily thing with me, visiting in the morning and then again after work. Just back and forth with changes and corrections. We're so close but it's better to get things right then rush into it and have to live with a mistake that can't be fixed. I've been pretty good about posting pics on the BKK/BJJ blog so check things out there. For those that took part in the Saturday morning open-mats, you'll be really amazed at the amount of change that has taken place in just a month. While the planning and construction of the present space has only taken 2 months, I have been planning for a new academy for almost 2 years and it's gone through a lot of changes in size and scale. Even though much smaller than originally planned, I couldn't be happier with how things are going and what it will be in a matter of a couple of weeks. I'm very much focused in making this a non-affiliated school to maximize the potential for the people we get to train and exchange ideas with. Bangkok is a great destination city so I know we will have plenty of visitors coming through and looking to train.
My travel schedule is starting to take shape and it looks as though the Bangkok tournament will be my last for this year. A number of teammates will be traveling to Japan soon and I will be in the US during that time. I wish them and all of you the best of luck at these big events. I'm crazy jealous that you're all going but maybe next year. Another set of tourneys that I'm sad to be missing are the ones in the Philippines. To all you guys putting those together, best of luck and hope to see you guys soon.
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