Aiden Pena, Sensei Virgil’s son, randomly went up to one of the instructors and shared his idea on fighting [fighting challenges] and getting strong. Great advice Aiden.
Sean Springer, an instructor at RSA, recently sent the following articles on Jiu-Jitsu styles and effectiveness. I believe they are important reads for the serious, experienced and novice practitioner.
RSA will have a special promotion event on Labor Day at 7:30 PM. Please show your support for your hard working team mates.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Win or lose at the Triple Crown or how you faired in your last training session, your RSA instructors are proud of you and each of you are a continual source of inspiration to all of us.
You guys are my heroes.
Ronn Shiraki Academy
The Relson Gracie Ronn Shiraki Academy (RSA) is a small, low-key but highly advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school located in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. We are dedicated instructors who strive to provide a pure "art" and soul martial arts environment with a focus on traditional methods of training.