Just about a week away! Don’t miss Matt Darcy’s guard passing seminar at One World Jiu-Jitsu on the 30th.
Mo’s Final Blog & Farewell To OWJJ Marketing (For Now… Perhaps)
It actually took me a couple of hours before sending a message I had drafted to Mike about this, however had been scribing it for a couple of days… after staring at and staring at it…. finally hit the send button.
With the recent events in my personal life, believe it is the best time to follow the flow… prioritize with some key initiatives, out of my own volition and with Mike’s blessing… am graciously stepping away from all things “marketing” at One World. Even as I write this… am hoping down the road to have the cycles again to help. Obviously am still training, however from event planning, video editing, photos, social media, running/keeping the site fresh, strategic planning and so much more… a man can do so much as a volunteer on-top of the stress of a high maintenance/profile job …. balancing normal life …. no, am not complaining… it was a labor of love for the last 2 years.
Part of this is to help reset expectations with the audience. Started to notice the decline in what I was capable of handling when I was interviewing for what would eventually become my new job, has never improved since… for a variety of reasons. Can’t half ass anything in life… it is not how I am wired. Would rather not do it … as opposed to do anything less than what we produced all of last year (if not better… always have to try to top the previous year).
Breaking the 4th wall, in a new psychological/philosophical approach am taking to just training/living life with the flow … had every intention of drafting and initiating a “marketing plan 2.0″, however in preliminary chats was already feeling like I was forcing things versus letting things happen organically and seizing the opportunity when it presents itself. Think that mission (below) still holds… even though was building it conceptually from scratch.
Part of what makes me love it so much is that …. when I started my professional crusade as an overly ambitious technology evangelist which wanted to help “flatten the world” use this “magic” that was not so well known/understood at the time …. the internet …. Wanted to help everyone “get it” …. change the machine and the top level execs… show them the world is/was changing (mobility, cloud-virtualization, social, more) and how much better we could make it for all. I almost feel naive writing that 11 years later …. however that ambition was driven by anger, given this is public domain won’t get into the details …. Even with my best levels of influence…. still wonder from time to time if I am just lining some corporation’s pockets with gold or are we actually helping the “cause” …. Fast forward to now, which is what I loved about this volunteer work…. it is purely built on noble causes. Finding this so much later in life, however it is been so much fun…. fulfilling …. don’t get me wrong, we’ve had our challenges and issues. In retrospect, will take nobility over anger as an underpinning anytime…. however perhaps I wouldn’t appreciate nobility without having had to overcome…. and knowing that anger/fuel was no longer a necessity for me to do good/impactful work in life.
…. will close with some of my current mantras which have multiple meanings… thus don’t try to decrypt (for fear of seizure)…. #WeAreOneWorldJiuJitsu #BelieveInOneWorldJiuJitsu #BelieveInTheHoundsOfJustice #BelieveInTheSymbolOfJustice #BelieveJusticeHappens
Sunday, August 17th
31Fifty and One World Jiu Jitsu team up for the craziest open mat of the year to date… (some details below)
If you have gear, particularly the Gis, be thurrrrr…. #31Fifty #OWJJ #JJFTP … (that’s “jiu jitsu for the people” if you don’t know wasssup)….
Saturday, August 30th
Matt Darcy will teaching a seminar at our very own Union City facility. (more details below)
Metamoris 4: Makin’ It Rain
“Gud times” this past weekend at the Metamoris stream at Union City. So much so… let alone the matches… the BBQ made it rain
That’s how we roll…
This Saturday (August 9th) at Union City we will be hosting a Metamoris 4 stream. We’ll be doing a potluck as well. Bring something good… Jose (Palacios), we will bring “dranks”….. howeva…. be easy, huh…. #hangry #thirsty
The event technically starts at 4PM, these are the free fights. The main card starts at 5. So, let’s just say this thing starts at 5 and goes until #wheneva ….
On the serious side: no change in the training schedule on Saturday … ninja training at 6:45AM at Union City (run by Viet-NAM …. since @elcarne is camping with Yogi and Boo Boo this weekend) and 10:30/11AM at Sunnyvale. Get it in…. clean up…. or don’t if that’s your prerogative….
In a similar throwback tangent, y’all see the #ThrowbackThursday post on FB? #GAINZ
Darcy’s Knee Split Passes Seminar @ GJJ Pleasanton
Darcy is a good teacher… and maaaannnn, my gward just feels weak lookin’ at this pic of beasts right here…
Benefit For Eastside’s Dad
As far as I know, Tom and F00k rolled… Mike, Meaty and I dropped in and donated…. many more may have come through from Sunnyvale and Union City. Always a beautiful thing to see the community come together and support ‘someone” or a “cause” in their time of need. #fcancer
Special thanks to Jackie Vasquez for this pic