It has been seven and a half years since our family was introduced to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. Many people have come and gone during those seven years. So many that I have begun to forget all of the names and faces that have traveled on and off the mats. Those that have stayed have become like brothers and sisters to us. We are fortunate to have an extended Jiu Jitsu Family that we can always reach out to if we ever needed help.
The bond in our own family has grown stronger than ever before. Our relationships are tighter and we even seem to spend more time together as a family. Having a common interest like BJJ helps build a strong relationship between husband and wife, parents and children and sibling to sibling.
We make sure to spend quality time together off the mat. Family get togethers, walks on the beach, karaoke parties, movies and working out together.
Tonight after class we dusted off our old telescope we had for years and spent some quality time searching the sky for Jupiter, Saturn and the moon. We do not know much about astronomy but it was fun navigating the stars using a free app and to just spend the time together as a family. Jiu Jitsu is the common denominator for our family. The lifestyle is enjoying the time we have together.