A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt at our school, Manassas MMA, who may be called Billcelo Garnagle (to protect his privacy), posted the pic below on Redditt, which got more than 1 million views within 24 hours.
It has been over a year since I blogged on OldManJiuJitsu.com. As can be read in the Facebook post above, I have faced those dreaded or character building life scenarios of middle age. Father heart attack, take care of him for 4 months, in-home hospice, death, estate executor (thanks to O'Toole Law Office), left software company that I founded (C2Logix), started new search engine optimization (SEO) company (SeeYouSEO), got active in All Saints Catholic Church parish, 12 yo daughter sagas, etc.
Doing BJJ over 40 has a lot of obstacles in the way of dedicating time to the sport. Regardless, it is pure, a sanctuary, and one of the best things that I have been involved with in life after 40. I have not had much time for the sport in the last 15 months, but it is still an important part of my life.