hello guys im going to tell you what got me intrested in martial arts. i was playing video games and i got mad when i lost and a friend of my mothers suggested i do karate and i really wanted to do it but i gave up on it but i still wanted to do martial arts. so i tryed aikido which i really liked and i did that for 6 months but it was a hard martial art. then thats when i tried bjj and a friend of ours suggested that i take bjj and my mother signed me up for it and i learned alot about self defenance. i got my first belt which was high white on november, 6, 2009. their was this girl in my bjj class named jessica and she was a blue belt at the time and i managed to tap her out 2 times and my instructors were amazed to see i could tap out a high rank and thats when they knew i was ready for my yellow belt. so on janurary,15,2010 i got my yellow belt and i proud of my self then i learned an important life lession and that was not everyone was going to be my friend. after 2 months of having my yellow belt i got my high yellow belt in march, 29. i have gone through alot over the school year and i learned how to stand up for myself in july and then my instructor saw i was ready for my orange belt and i got that in august, 6, 2010. in the future once i get my black belt i want to be a martial arts instructor one day and i want to teach because i want to prevent bullying by empowering children with self confidence and self esteem. a month later my instructor put my on their leadership team which is a group of students helping the instructors teach and i also got into their self defence program called family basics which was a mixture of bjj and kickboxing self defence techniques. now i have been in there for 3 months now and i saw a huge improvment in my self defence skills. i train at home for 7 mins a day 2 times with my shadow boxing and shadow kickboxing techniques. i got into bjj for self defence and so one day i could be a martial arts instructor. i believe in morihai ueshebas quotes and i believe in spiritual aspects of the martial arts.