“I will miss you too Pooh. I will miss you very, very much.” – the final words of Christopher Robin in Winnie-The-Pooh
Hard decisions are never easy, they wouldn’t be called hard if they were. It is therefore with some sadness that I write this post.
Due to circumstances related to Infinitus Jiu Jitsu’s training location (two weeks ago the landlord, as per the rental agreement, gave us a months notice) and the stresses of my professional and personal life, I’ve decided to no longer continue teaching at Infinitus Jiu Jitsu. In short, at the end of April, we will close.
When I first opened the club back in March of 2014 I had no idea what path my life would take. Since then many things have changed and many events have happened, both good and bad, that have finally brought me to this place.
This is not something I ever thought would happen, but life sometimes has a way of making your mind up for you. If the only factor involved in the decision was location, we would simply find a new one. My personal and professional life have also gone through major changes over the past few years and as such my priorities have changed, so this decision is also about what is best for me and my family.
Hopefully you can appreciate how difficult choices like this can be.
To those who have shared the mat at Infinitus with me these past four years, both current and ex students, as well as practitioners from other clubs and schools, I thank you for your part in this journey.
To all my current students, both adult and children, thank you for your support and for really teaching me what jiu jitsu is about.
From the 1st of May this site will revert back to a blog, detailing my personal journey through jiu jitsu. I hope you’ll consider sticking around.
Please enjoy some of the highlights from the last four years in a gallery of images below. Feel free to imagine your own sad closing music playing overhead.