New Brown Belt
Huge congrats to Tom on his promotion to Brown Belt, this morning. Tom was my very first student in DC back in 2009. Tom is a very smooth, technical big guy and moves extremely well.
A little back story, Tom was starting nose-tackle for SC back when they were #1 in the country.
Being a D1 athlete of that caliber, he's had many injuries and has even had major neck surgery twice. But, here is the thing, he never quit. He worked hard to get back on the mats, adapted his game and intensity based on any physical limitations. He’s a loyal friend and a heck of a guy. I’m proud to call him my student and friend.