Every time we get in our cars and drive to our gyms we take it for granted that we don’t have to fear driving down the roads, that we aren’t in armored jeeps going through the desert. Every time we roll on the mats we take it for granted that we aren’t actually fighting for our lives and for our freedom, that the person in front of us is a friend, not an enemy.

 The only reason we don’t have to do that is because of our countries armed forces. Because of the sacrifices they have made we have the ability to freely practice Jiu Jitsu and feel safe in our country as we do. We can be appreciative that while we are practicing a combat sport, others are in combat for us. Thank you too all of our armed forces and the things you do to keep us and our freedom safes.