Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM
The first Brazilian jiu jitsu lesson for Mike Budnik came just months after he ended a world-class professional inline skating career. He was a gym manager then, about six years ago, overseeing six facilities in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area.
One day, the general manager of one of his gyms was talking with him about jiu jitsu, which the man taught. He convinced Budnik, whose self image was that of a scrappy New Yorker ready to face any challenge, into attending one of his jiu-jitsu lessons.
Soon, Budnik even got involved.
Posted 6/21/07 4:27:00PM
I wish inlining was still at the xgames those guys did some crazy ass tricks.