So after posting about 'getting older' I took some heat yesterday from Team Geriatric at training. All in good fun but I hope people don't misunderstand my intentions here. I am not the voice of the 35+ white/blue/purple/brown/black-belt having to put up with teens and their super-human strength/cardio. Neither am I the voice of the metal-hip-replacement and reconstructed shoulder gang.
What I'd like to do is reflect on what's inspiring me to be better and healthier. I hope everyone out there has something that inspires them to be better and healthier for themselves and the people they're close to.
Below are a few figures that I look to emulate as I aim to have jiu-jitsu be a strong part of my life today and well into the future.
Fabio Santos (Paragon JJ, red/black-belt under Relson Gracie)
54 years old
Wellington 'Megaton' Diaz (Gracie Humaita)
43 years old
Steve Maxwell (S/C Coach & first American black-belt under Relson Gracie)
57 years old
Alvaro Romano (creater of Ginastica Natural)