Archive for October, 2014

De Boa Academy

I am very excited about the opening of my Jiu Jitsu Academy in Surprise, Arizona,  De Boa Academy, by late 2014.  I am happy to continue to fly the Lotus Club Flag, representing Lotus Club Arizona under the mentoring of Giva Santana.  De boa is slang in Portuguese for “good,” or “‘chilling,” we felt the name was very […]


I have a large amount of change going on in my life right now, usually even positive change comes with struggles. Today I taught my last class at Sunflower Resort, a retirement community that I have been teaching at for three and half years now.  This “job” has been such a blessing in my life […]