Here's the Bren Event Center at UC Irvine, 8am yesterday and obviously before the controlled chaos that is the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship got truly underway...
Mitch and I worked a long hard day yesterday but under it all was a very happy, settled feeling that I can do this. Josh, one of our instructors, told me "Fala guerra" before I left-- literally, talk war, but Rio slang for "Kick ass!"
That's how I feel. I feel like talking war and GOING to war and that's good... it's what I'll be doing today!
Thanks everyone for the good wishes. I'll be twittering or whatever today!