New interview with @jon_calestine up on our YouTube page.
Our friends @elevatedstudios down in Wilmington, DE are having a benefit roll tomorrow for two of their students who recently lost their mother. Here are the details: “Please join us in supporting our two extremely dedicated practitioners, Westen (age 8) and Isaac (age 6) Zerbey, as they are dealing with the loss of their mother, Mary.
To support the family, we’ll be hosting a charity open mat at 10:30am this Saturday, February 24th. There will be several guest black belts in attendance - a truly “good” event all around. We’ll be accepting $15 donations at the event as well as this whole upcoming week. All proceeds will go directly to Jason Zerbey (dedicated dad) from his extended jiu jitsu
Happy Birthday to the Queen! @arielarosia
Through the last nearly 3 years of knowing you I’ve been blessed to start such a wonderful life with a person unlike any I’ve known to exist. I am the Dreamer and you are the Now, balancing and helping create what could be into what is and what is becoming. As you always say “Lavell thinks of the big picture and I make sure we take the steps to get there” that is a perfect way to phrase our harmony as lovers. I think about how much you’ve grown as a Martial Artist, thinker, Lover, Human being, but I’ve stopped trying to figure out how such a person is possible in this life and just except that you are a true Goddess and I’m not saying the term Goddess because I love you, even before I knew you, before you were a “cool kid” on IG I felt who you were by simply seeing you, sitting there 3am in the hotel lobby in China scrolling through social media. There’s something truly special about someone that can draw another human like that, lifetimes of connections my love, LIFETIMES...but today isn’t about our love(though that is always and forever anyway), it’s specifically about your birthday...I chose those three pics out of many amazing ones because they show many sides to who you are in my life and who you will become as you go deeper into your own being with age. You’re someone that keeps the world spinning and helps people feel free, feel their greatest self. You are destined to be a great warrior to all people in this world you are a true Grappling woman of the world(pic 1). Pic 2 represents your infinite loving caring soul, a woman beyond labels and someone who lives in the deepest layers of love, and darlin, I don’t know ANYONE that I can truly say that about. You are LOVE...it also shows how much I love kissing you 😘😍. And lastly plain and simple you are a damn Champion! The Queen to the Kingdom, a Queen so powerful that even without a King she will run the Tribe, the people and herself to greatness. You’re a champion and each competition you win is just another step closer to the bigger picture of your unfolding plan...26 is going to be a good year for you my beautiful❤️ I love you