Hey there, I just found this forum and thought I would introduce myself and bore everybody with my story. As a youngster I dabbled in a number of diciplins but never followed through with any of them, I studied western boxing, muay thai, wing chun and tong long kung fu. I have always been into fitness and the one thing I did manage to stick with was resistance training, I love going to the gym and am actually qualified to work on the gym floor so I consider myself pretty knowledgeable in this topic. My story gets slightly interesting as in 2008 I was studying chemistry, particularly energetic materials, when an experiment I was conducting led to an explosion which removed a few of my fingers and left me totally blind. So 20/20 vision one day totally blind the next, I was in a pretty bad way for about a year or so but I managed to come to terms with being blind and now I think I live a pretty full life. I enjoy playing the drums and i get to the gym as often as possible, which is quite a lot, I am a peer support volunteer for vision australia where I help people adapt to life without sight. So recently i decided I would like to try training in a martial art again and after a bit of research I decided brazillian jiujitsu would be the go. I have only just started but am really enjoying it so far, I am 45 years old so I am realistic about what I may be able to achieve, at this point my goals are to simply enjoy myself and just to be consistent about my training. I found this forum while doing research about bjj and I like how comprehensive it is and also the friendly environment. Hopefully I can learn something, meet some friendly people and maybe contribute something regarding resistance training.