By Prof. Chris Smith
Prepare. Run. Breathe. Become stronger than you thought you were capable of. Retrain the brain powerful thoughts, conﬁdent vibrations. No self doubt . That’s why. To continue to forge the steel. To remind yourself again of your potential greatness and how truly little of it that you use on a daily basis.
To stand among the warriors and step out onto the battleﬁeld. To go where most fear to tread. To remind yourself of the fear to remember your ability to walk through it to revel in the moment. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glori-ous triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spir-its who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt Chris Smith is the founder of the International Jiu Sool Do federation. He will be competing for the third time in the world championship of Brazilian jiu jitsu in August of 2016 in Las Vegas. He is a 3rd degree black belt from the legendary Gracie family and is the only instructor in all of Santa Cruz county to be awarded a black belt directly from a Gracie family member. His school is lo-cated in Aptos Ca. He holds seminars and tournaments globally. He can be reached at www.tigerbjj.com