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

Made it to Costa Rica, trained + finally got pockets!

It was a tough trip to Costa Rica, since I had to get up ridiculously early to catch my flight at 6:00 am. I only had about three hours of sleep plus a little bit in the plane. I got a nap when I got here, but combined with the hard training last night and traveling in general, I have been really low on energy today.

I went to Athletic Advance tonight to train and it was great. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you kind of know the drill. Knew noone on beforehand, it was awesome, cool guys, good training, nice place, etc. etc. etc. It almost feels stupid how easy it has become for me to travel random places and find experiences like this using BJJ as engine. I caught myself laughing a little bit at it, as I walked home in the rain after training tonight. Anything seems possible at this point.

I enjoy Latin America a lot. It is cool to see something different and I am listening to “learn spanish” podcast every day to catch up with daily communication. Like surfing, it is cool to try and learn a new skill from bottom up and language is always a great basic tool to have in your gameplan, I think. For the last 10-11 years, I have basically only tried to learn BJJ and nothing else, so I am excited about learning something new :D

On another note, something really great has happened for my trip. I finally got shorts with pockets. After traveling over three months in fightshorts with no pockets, these new bad boys are like sent from heaven. Who invented this genius device? There seems to be no limit to what they can hold! I am psyched about pockets apparently.

(P.S.: I was too zombie to take any interesting photos today + it was raining, but I promise to do some good ones soon ;))

Location:Avenida 4,San Pedro,Costa Rica

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  1. Arthur

    New gi too?

    May 27, 2011 @ 07:54

  2. graugart

    No just had to borrow one, my other ones were at the laundromat.

    May 27, 2011 @ 09:40

  3. Roberto

    Love that gym! one of the best BJJ academies in the world!!! Cool that you too stopped by Athletic Advance

    May 27, 2011 @ 19:07