I started competing in 1996, but suffered a near paralyzing injury on December 2, 2000 at NAGA (North American Grappling Association) event everything changed. I experienced a severe jolt to my neurological system, even dragged my right leg for 3 months due to nerve damage, after years of Steroid Epidural Injections for pain management, I was still in pain.
I was tired of talking about my injury, thinking about it, I just wanted to break through this feeling like I was GLASS. I was quietly working out at the house with my kids, on the jungle gym every day, crossfit ropes and drastically changed my diet. I was running every day with my son, Logan as he rode his Bicycle, Rocky-style.
In my life, I have rolled with some of the best grapplers in the World and competing has always been so life changing for me. My injury really guided me away from teaching and competing, focusing almost exclusively on Grapplers Quest business-side, as if that was my destiny – but I am still a warrior inside, I wanted to FIGHT AGAIN! I needed to face my fear of injury and let my parents and wife know that I was not going to get paralyzed like overprotective doctors (who get sued too much) cautiously told me. The last time I competed was 7 years earlier at the American Internationals (placed 2nd) in 2005 in Long Beach, California. I didn’t care if I won or lost, just being there, I’d already won. Funny thing is that my wife and I were planning on taking the kids to Disney on the Monday after the event. When my opponent jumps guard, he actually breaks my Fibula and partially tore 4 Ligaments. Some men would have gone to the hospital, but my wife would have killed me, honestly, I just sucked it up and limped in Deerfield Beach for two days, then again in Disney for two days. I leaned on the kids stroller we rented like a walker, it was a lifesaver. LOL.
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