My profile is probably a little different than others' on here... I never did any martial arts until I tried BJJ in 1996 and got addicted. I first met Chris through the Machado Brothers academy in Redondo Beach around 1997. I continued to train after moving to become a Psychology Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I kept in occasional touch with Chris and Melissa over the years, and he promoted me to black belt in 2016. I don't train as much as I used to, but I still love to roll and cannot thank the jiu jitsu community enough for what it has given me!