To our Law Enforcement students ...
I wanted to pen a heartfelt thank you to all of our law enforcement students, and all of our first-responders. Every time they put on that uniform, they are making a commitment to put our safety before theirs. I am honored and humbled to work with this selfless group as they continue to serve and protect.
One Group. One Family
I would also like to thank their families, who tirelessly provide support despite the heavy demands of duty. We all know the criticality and necessity of this occupation, though I don't think we appreciate enough the sacrifices of those involved.
With different departments, jurisdictions, and disciplines, there seems to be a set of attributes that are conserved; bravery, altruism, strength, discipline, compassion, and intelligence. One other shared expression is the collective passion for Jiu-Jitsu. On the mat, we are all jiujiteiros, equal in our pursuit of that which Jiu-Jitsu promises. You are all amazing, and I am blessed to call you friend and student.