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This past week I got some wonderful news. I am the most recent addition to a short list of Presenters at the up and coming Mixed Martial Artist World Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, October 24 and 25th. The short list includes the likes of Olympic Medalist Howard Davis Jr., and Jimmy Pedro, as well as Shaolin, Marcos Santos, Marcelo Garcia, and Dr. Rhadi Ferguson. Check out the specifics at www.MMAWorldExpo.com.
I am incredibly excited to be a part of this event and can’t wait for it to come around. If you are a Martial Artist and live in the Tri-State area you must be in attendance! Show your support and come and join some of the best Grapplers on the planet.
I am back in school and things are looking up in my life. After one month of sobriety, things are looking up. I will be back in school within months. I am starting to get the itch to start practicing again, and I am not sure what lies ahead for my judo career or if it still has life left. I know it would be difficult to watch an Olympics Games after making it my life for so long. I don’t know if I am prepared for that emotionally.
I am also unsure if I can ever be satisfied with my judo career if it ends here. These thoughts keep circling in my mind. I realize that I have never really dealt with any of the issues that resulted from my Olympic run because I spent most of the past year intoxicated. I believe I am starting to get some perspective on things.
If you haven’t already, grab your copy of Beyond The Rings to take a look into what I sacrificed to prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Whatever the case may be, I have still got some time to figure things out, and I will be taking full advantage of it.
What do you think I should do?