Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BJJ Over 40...Respites Happen...Back to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"When there was nothing that made me feel good at all, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the one sanctuary.  It is pure.  It lets you feel nothing." 

     -Post by me in June, 2012, on the Manassas MMA / Dave Trader Jiu Jitsu Facebook page.

It has been over a year since I blogged on  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.

I hope to return to blogging about BJJ and that colorless green ideas sleep furiously (nonsense), but wanted to return to this blog with a background about why I no blogged.


  1. very cool. i 41 and in northern Va. I know your teacher Dave Trader. I def need to hit the mats more.

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