2023 has been one of the craziest years of my life. I had significant life changes that honestly left me pretty devastated at first. After putting off surgery for years, I finally had a hip replacement in June. I hoped that I would return to the mats reasonably soon but that turned out to be wishful thinking. There was complication after complication, so much so that in September, I started to doubt if I could ever do Jiu-Jitsu again. Thankfully, my fantastic team solved the problems!
Professionally, it has been an amazing year. My gyms have grown steadily, and so has the association. I also started doing more commentary, and although I have a long way to go before I get to where I want to be, I am improving with each event.
Finally, I have returned to teaching regularly! It's been too long and I can't wait to continue to build my gyms and our team! Thanks to our amazing staff, and everyone who makes CTA what it is. 2023, what a crazy year, I can't wait to see what 2024 has in store!