The story of my trip around the world to train, teach and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other grappling arts.

Goodbye, Philippines!

When sat at home and I bought a ticket for Manila, I had no idea what I would find there. I had talked a bit with Francis from Newbreed, but in my mind, the Philippines was just geographically easy for me to visit on the way up to Japan.

What I found here though, was an overwhelming amount of friendly, helpful and skilled people. So many people wanted to meet up, train, take me out, and invite me to their homes.

Manila was an awesome three day inferno of people, training and traffic. Then staying on Boracay with Jaguar and Ruby Anne, was a really good experience. So much different from how I experienced the same place five years ago as a “regular” tourist. Leaving that amazingly beautiful place, made me feel equally sad this time though.

Next stop is Taiwan. Once again a geographically obvious place to visit on my route. Also a place I know absolutely nothing about, but I think some interesting adventure might be waiting for me there.