To those who donâ€™t compete and to those who do and want to get better- I’ve recently found how important it is to test yourself against different people from the regular crew at your school. This past week I traveled to an affiliate gym to train when the power went out at Annapolis MMA. It was great those guys pushed me hard and while doing so I realized I have improved. That night I improved even more.
I feel like it has a lot to do with pride. I went in their wanting to make my school look good as well as myself. So my game stepped up a bit. Plus the experience I get from not only training with other Jiu Jitsu players, but IBJJF Champions and World Champions. You canâ€™t have better training than with people who know how to win at the highest levels. Iâ€™m going to make it a bigger part of my training regime to help me reach my goals. Traveling to train â€“MMA,BJJ,Muay Thai, Boxing- is important, there are so many styles out there and so much to learn. Iâ€™m lucky to be under my Coach Danny Ives and Team Lloyd Irvin because of all my training opportunities. Theyâ€™re unlimited and encouraged, thatâ€™s hard to come by.