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3 days ago
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Don’t forget to set your alarms!! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t forget to set your alarms!! 😊
5 days ago
Warrior Way

MMA schedule this week!
Tuesday June 18th @4pm
Thursday June 20th @6
Friday June 21st @11:30
Saturday June 22nd @11
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5 days ago
Warrior Way

Congratulations to Ben and Jacob on your youth Muay Thai arm-band promotion 👏 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Ben and Jacob on your youth Muay Thai arm-band promotion 👏 👏

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Congrats 🎈

1 week ago
Warrior Way

Saturday is always my favorite Jiu Jitsu class to teach. It’s usually a big class with lots of energy, good training, and quality time spent among friends. Today’s class was a little different. Near the end of class, 15-20 people were standing at the edge of the mat. The people in attendance were all family members of a student of ours, Tom, who sadly passed a short time ago. Tom’s family wanted to do something in his memory that reflected his love and dedication to fighting, Jiu Jitsu, and giving back to the next generation, by gifting a year’s membership to someone of our choosing who embodied Tom’s love and dedication to Jiu Jitsu, and the values of Warrior Way.

Choosing the recipient was easy for us. As the senior instructor, the responsibility to deliver the speech fell upon me and I began to get emotional during my speech. I remember a story his wife shared about her wanting to make a keepsake for Tom using his old Jiu Jitsu uniform and purple belt. However, she couldn’t find his belt. After searching everywhere in the house, she found his belt in his gym bag, packed neatly with his uniform. After time in the hospital and prior to his passing, Tom was still optimistic about returning to training as soon possible. Sadly, that day never came and his bag stayed packed for his next training session. The story and symbolism of that packed bag has stuck with me since.

After sharing the story with a friend, he gave me a different perspective of the story. A fighter is always ready for the fight, even if the odds seem insurmountable. Winning and losing is consequential because a fighter always has that burning flame within to step up and face what most others feel they cannot. If they lose, they do so knowing that they had the courage to stand up one more time. For Tom, that packed bag gave him hope, a challenge, and a goal. For the rest of us, the imagery of that packed bag is a reminder to get the most out of every day training (and life) and realize that we never know when it could be our last day on the mat. From that perspective, there are no “bad days” at Jiu Jitsu or doing anything that sparks a passion within you.

-Prof. Angelo
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Saturday is always my favorite Jiu Jitsu class to teach. It’s usually a big class with lots of energy, good training, and quality time spent among friends. Today’s class was a little different. Near the end of class, 15-20 people were standing at the edge of the mat. The people in attendance were all family members of a student of ours, Tom, who sadly passed a short time ago.  Tom’s family wanted to do something in his memory that reflected his love and dedication to fighting, Jiu Jitsu, and giving back to the next generation, by gifting a year’s membership to someone of our choosing who embodied Tom’s love and dedication to Jiu Jitsu, and the values of Warrior Way. 

Choosing the recipient was easy for us. As the senior instructor, the responsibility to deliver the speech fell upon me and I began to get emotional during my speech. I remember a story his wife shared about her wanting to make a keepsake for Tom using his old Jiu Jitsu uniform and purple belt. However, she couldn’t find his belt. After searching everywhere in the house, she found his belt in his gym bag, packed neatly with his uniform. After time in the hospital and prior to his passing, Tom was still optimistic about returning to training as soon possible. Sadly, that day never came and his bag stayed packed for his next training session. The story and symbolism of that packed bag has stuck with me since. 

After sharing the story with a friend, he gave me a different perspective of the story. A fighter is always ready for the fight, even if the odds seem insurmountable. Winning and losing is consequential because a fighter always has that burning flame within to step up and face what most others feel they cannot. If they lose, they do so knowing that they had the courage to stand up one more time. For Tom, that packed bag gave him hope, a challenge, and a goal. For the rest of us, the imagery of that packed bag is a reminder to get the most out of every day training (and life) and realize that we never know when it could be our last day on the mat. From that perspective, there are no “bad days” at Jiu Jitsu or doing anything that sparks a passion within you. 

-Prof. Angelo

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I want to thank everyone at Warrior Way for helping my family with this most fitting tribute to Tom. I especially want to thank Prof. Angelo for this beautiful post! I truly appreciate these kind words!

Powerful story. RIP Tom

Thank you for this

So beautifully written. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

God Bless

🙏❤️❤️

Well said Professor!!!

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1 week ago
Warrior Way

6 am Jiu Jitsu classes start tomorrow!! ... See MoreSee Less

6 am Jiu Jitsu classes start tomorrow!!
1 week ago
Warrior Way

MMA schedule this week!
Thursday June 13th @6
Friday June 14th @11:30
Saturday June 15th @11
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2 weeks ago
Warrior Way

Congratulations to everyone who is pictured on getting a new arm-band promotion! 👏 Dragon 🐉 Leg 🦵 Muay Thai ! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to everyone who is pictured on getting a new arm-band promotion! 👏 Dragon 🐉 Leg 🦵 Muay Thai !

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Congratulations to all !!

Awesome

2 weeks ago
Warrior Way

Don’t Forget!!!
Summer morning Jiu Jitsu classes start this week
(Thursday at 6am)
Be sure to check FB and Instagram for upcoming morning classes!
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