Great time at Grapplers Heart

So I had an awesome time at Grapplers Heart in NYC! I got to meet some great friends from social media for the first time, and I made new friends as well.
Watching all of those great Jiu-Jitsu players on the mat competing no matter their physical differences was nothing more than outstanding. This tournament has proven that once again Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, and you don’t have to be the strongest or fastest to excel, you just have to have good technique and determination!
I brought home two bronze medals, but I didn’t go because I wanted to win anything. I went because I wanted the experience, I wanted to see my friends, and I wanted a good New York slice of pizza! (Which I totally pigged out on)
To everyone I competed against, thank you for the roll, I was honored to even crawl on the mat with you!
To everyone who I met, who cheered me on, and who supported my trip, thank you! It was an experience I will never forget!
To my friend, coach, trainer, and Sensei, Eric, thanks for everything brother. I could not have made the trip without you!
I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but Eric did, and I will post them below.

Here is all the pictures from the Grapplers Heart Tournament

Posted by Neil Brown on Tuesday, May 5, 2015