Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Beginning

Thanks for checking my blog out.  To briefly introduce myself, my name is Mike Kim and I am a blue belt under Jojo Guarin at East Coast United Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.  I've also been lucky enough to train with Bruno Tostes at Renzo Gracie Latham and very briefly with Christian Montes at Ronin Athletics.  I'll save a more detailed introduction (as well as formatting) for later.  For now, I would prefer to just get things started.

I'm hoping that this blog will serve as a way for me to keep track of my journey through the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and my experiences living the BJJ lifestyle.  Jiu-jitsu encompasses so much of my life from a personal, physical, mental and even professional level, hence the title, "The BJJ Lifestyle." I was also inspired by Lex Fridman's blog and his intellectual and philosophical entries on BJJ.

I am certainly not a top level competitor by any means - I am just your average (not even) blue belt who loves this sport and is grateful to be a part of it.  I hope that fellow BJJ players will find this interesting and perhaps find something they can relate with from my posts.

I plan on competing at the Good Fight New York Open in Nyack this Saturday so I anticipate posting about my training leading up to it in the next few days.  Thanks again for stopping by.