Just got the news that my very good friend and one of my BJJ coaches was awarded his Black Belt in BJJ, yesterday, by John Will at a seminar in Penrith. Normally, I would be there, but at the time, I was in the ACT. Ten years in the making and I have to say Richard is a great martial artist and superb athlete not to mention he is one of the nicest guys around. I wish I was there because I would've liked to have shared the moment of joy. This would've also been a great moment for his Instructor, Steve Perceval.
Richard Sargeant has always taken a special interest in Instructors of other martial arts, like myself, by taking up new challenges such as BJJ. His example is about perseverance, dedication and enthusiasm which is what I am always looking for from our own students. An important thing to look for when a student deserves to get a Black Belt is passion and drive. Richard is extremely passionate and has mega drive!
Congratulations, Richard, from me and Mr Norton. Very well deserved promotion. It's always a pleasure to roll with you. I hope the guys are organising a dinner night out.