I recently re-entered the martial arts arena after a 15-year absence. As expected, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no joke. I’ve been grabbed, twisted, thrown and choked in almost every way imaginable. It’s a new way of fighting for a striker’s background like mine and progress has been slow. In fact it will be a full year before reaching my first color belt (blue). But I enjoy the style, and I look forward to learning something new every time I hit the mat. As a result, the following pics definitely say a lot.