3.08.2010

THANKS KLNBJJ

I know I don't usually go for more than 3 days of no posting but I just got back from Hong Kong on business. Working the tradeshow I am usually stuck with business dinners but got a few nights off to train at Kowloon BJJ. Just wanted to extend a big thank you to all my buddies there for showing me a great time on and off the mats. 

During my time at KLNBJJ, I was pleasantly reminded of how we all have the power to take responsibility for the vibe/nature of our jiu-jitsu scene here in Southeast Asia. Everyone there has a role to play in the club's success from students to key members dealing with accounting/management/teaching and cleaning! Because of this, there is a real sense of ownership, giving everyone a voice. It's definitely not for financial rewards as the space is modest but the training and spirit there is real. Rewards comes in the way of friends, camaraderie and a haven outside of work. 

I'd like to especially thank Kei, Taki, Forrest, Matthew, Adam, Aki, Kojima, Andre, Gus and Hoin for taking some added time with me and allowing me to share some stuff with you guys. To be honest I was touch shy to do so but when amongst friends, it's all good.

I would encourage everyone to have an open-mind, open-training and open-arms.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks luke for visiting our gym. please come back when your in hong kong again~~

hoin from hk

Anonymous said...

the girl is so cute he he

Kowloon BJJ said...

Ah shucks, you made me shed a tear in my beer for that one, cowboy. See you on the mats.

Ben W. said...

Nice to see Franky in there! Tell him hi from Ben from Germany.... and tell him to shave his chest hair!

LUKE said...

Franky's got a nice open-guard game. A real pain with those sneaky feet that keep hooking you back in, haha. Thanks for the training!

Anonymous said...

It's a small but very friendly scene in Asia, huh? And people ask why I keep visiting....

-Webber

And now Niti's a purple, you're a purple, I think there's going to be a fresh crop of blues soon...it's growing!