This photo pretty much sums up the second half of last week.
Most episodes of The FightWorks Podcast are like drinking an aged cabernet: an often complex, bold, and sophisticated taste that challenges the drinker. This week’s episode of The FightWorks Podcast is something more like enjoying a merlot: an earthy, casual affair with no barriers between its experience and enjoyment.*
If I hired a company to write a description of how this week’s episode of our Brazilian jiu-jitsu radio show differs from all other shows, it might read like the above paragraph. But, I did not. Allow me to set the stage for today’s show.
So on Tuesday I had surgery to repair the severed ACL and LCL that I sustained during jiu-jitsu warm ups back in January. The level of pain I felt on Wednesday and Thursday were beyond anything I can remember, and since then I have been religious about taking the heavy doses of pain killers that my orthopedic surgeon prescribed. They are industrial strength pain killers and while yesterday was not so bad, I was not able to speak very well for most of last week.
But that was not enough to prevent me from putting out an episode of our Brazilian jiu-jitsu internet radio show for the Mighty 600,000! I called up Mike Lee, a fellow San Diegan and long time BJJ practitioner who also works for Bad Boy Inc and told him we were going to put a show on no matter what.
Mike came over to the FightWorks Podcast headquarters (shown above) and we had a casual discussion a few recent events in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I unfairly pick on jiu-jitsu in the United Kingdom and my absent co-host Dan, we take a few listener emails and even answer a voicemail we received on our toll free line 877-247-4662. En fin, a little different than what The Family is probably used to, but a fun ride nonetheless. Any Brazilian jiu-jitsu talk is good Brazilian jiu-jitsu talk.
* the fact that this prose even entered my brain tells you about the potency of these pain killers