I wanted to give some public thanks to some guys at the gym.
(Portland sbg) I realize I have much to be thankful for this year,
both in my personal life and at the gym.
Matt Thornton for his tireless efforts and caring attitude on behalf
of us all. He sets a tone that echos out across all the gyms.
Jeff Wassom for his sence of humor and his wonderful way of
always looking at jits with a questioning and curious mind. Always
the beginner and never the expert. (In the best possible way)
Omar for his help and expertise. He will never fail to tell you the
"secrets" to countering the various ways he finds to choke you
into submission, and there are many. He has a wonderful giving
attitude that is infectous.
Carlos for his analytical eye in breaking down jits and making it
easier to understand.
Ken Allen for being such an inspiration. Ken's boundless energy
and work ethic are something to aspire to. He raises the level of
everyone around him.
I'm sure I'm leaving many people out, but I just wanted to thank a
few people publicly for helping to make our gym a great place to