Confessions of a BJJ White Belt: Just Give In

Hello friends.

Since we last chatted, the Season of (gi) Giving has passed, the New Year has come and gone, and the Broncos flamed out of the playoffs in spectacular fashion.

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Are you sticking to them?

If so, bully for you!

Did I? No!

I do love the New Year though. I love the marking of the passage of time and reflecting upon the past year’s events……

However, the year is now 2015!, and the hour is late for designing our plans of world jiu-jitsu domination! MUAH-HA-HAAAAA……

And what could such a plan possibly consist of you ask?

Glad you asked.

It fits nicely into this one sentence:


YES! That’s it! It’s so brilliantly simple my wife would never believe I thought of it….

But what does that mean you ask?

Glad you asked.

Here it is in a nutshell of 4 easy steps:

1. Drink less booze – I know they say a beer a day keeps the doctor away but I can’t stop at just one….ever….and I can’t roll at my best if I’m always fighting a hangover as well as my training partner.

2. Eat healthier – For me, 1&2 go hand in hand because really, the only time I make flat-out terrible food choices is when I’ve had a few too many, “Honey, you think KFC is still open?”

3. Train more – No more of this, “I can always go tomorrow” BS. The time is now!

4. Stress Less – Just because that’s always a good thing.

This year I intend give myself entirely to the Church of Helio.

I’m in, you got me, I believe!!!!!

RFLX is my church, Professor’s Walden and Busy are my preachers and the mat is my confessional!

Because…why not?!?!?!

Jiu-jitsu preaches all the things I want in my life: a healthy lifestyle, easy-going confidence, courage in all things, and honesty with yourself and others.

It sounds easy enough doesn’t it? Eating healthy, training hard and feeling groovy?

Of course it does.

But we all know it’s not as easy as it sounds because of a little thing called “LIFE” getting in the way all the time.

If I existed in a vacuum and was never pulled in a million different directions by work, family, friends etc., I would literally put a sleeping bag on the mat at RFLX and live there.

It would be great.

I would eat nothing but Acai, drink nothing but coconut milk, and bath in nothing but the sweat of my training partners.

“Oh him? That’s Old Sig ….legend has it that he forsake all worldly possessions years ago and he just lives here now… that pile of mats in the corner. Make sure you’ve had your shots before you roll with him.”
Old man bjj 2


(Un)fortunately no, that is not my life.

Just like the rest of you, I have to fit my jiu-jitsu training in with the rest of my crazy life.

And it’s tough, I know….but not focusing of jiu-jitsu is SO 2014!!!

So, if you want to, go nuts with me. Stop boozing (every night), clean up your diet, do some breathing exercises, make some acai bowls and only wear flip-flops.

Let’s get this cult rolling!!!

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, I’ll be trying to convince my wife to let RFLX have joint custody of me.

Hope you enjoyed the ramblings!


Yours in jiu-jitsu,








SOLFLO Jiu Jitsu

275 Waneka Parkway

Lafayette, Colorado 80026

(303) 665-0173


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