I have been an avid supporter of combining martial arts from different styles and systems for a long time. Since being introduce to the Grappling arts I have dedicated much time and effort to gain a greater understanding of this area of combative training.
I personally feel that, speaking from a support system perspective, the grappling element of training is a complex area. From a personal perspective, I have always thoroughly enjoyed the grapping arts. I find the endless possibilities ad the options that are constantly presented or made available fascinating. I have utmost respect for all the grappling arts, in particular Judo (due to my influences and contact with Jamie and Steve). I originally got involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after the opportunity to train with Mauricio Gomes and then Renzo Gracie. I quickly saw that this was a very progressive and evolving martial art, and that intrigued me, even now, as a Black Belt, I am as enthusiastic about my grappling now, if not more so. The continual evolution within BJJ is now very clear to me. The options that can appear, just from altering a grip, or a placement of weight, continue to inspire me.