ok so i'm 25 years old 195lbs 15%bf i started training judo a year ago and have had a lot of success with it,a few gold medals and recently ran 3rd in my weight group at my provincial tournament tournament behind a former olympian,and another guy who is a current national rep for my weight class,i alsoo attended the national training camp not bad for someone with under a years training!! i also cross train in bjj although the classes are fairly informal run by a purple belt and we can't officially grade in brazilian jiu jitsu.(i trained bjj for 6 months at a proper school before starting judo but hated that paticular school) i trained muay thai for a year but stopped when i started judo have just recently started taking boxing privates from a friend who is a very successful/experienced amature boxer. i play rugby league and 2years ago represented my country in the national universites team playing at the universities world cup. as far as career wise ive been working in a dead-end job i was happy to just settle in my shit job and focus on rugby league and partying i dropped out of college i went through a bad break up and suffered depression bad and would just miss class inorder to avoid contact with the other people which is strange because i'm usually really out going,judo really helped me deal with this. now its time to grow up!! and get on with life!! my aims for the next 18 months: to attain judo ikyu(brown belt)-shodan would be even better compete in mixed martial arts get a tesol cert and teach in a foriegn country. complete my marketing diploma (maybe)bjj blue belt compete in an international grappling tournament of some description (eg,pan-pacs or hopefully judo oceanias) my plan for the next 12-18months; *the last judo competition for the year is this weekend once thats finished i'm going to sign back up the mma academy train one less night of judo a week and get back in to bjj,mma and muay thai while still training judo i'd really hoped to have a fight this year but i think i'm running out of time to get ready now. *ive just signed up for a 50hour web-based tesol course and am in the process of booking flights to phuket and training at tiger muay thai in november and december splitting my time between sub grappling and muay thai,and volunteering to assist with english lessons at a local school. *in january and february i'm going to be in another city in my country studying towards a personal training certificate,will be working a t a friends bar and training full time at gracie barra as well as taking privates to make the most of my time there. *from march-november i'll be back at college in my home town.will either try to find weekend bar work or work as a PT,or work my current job but cut there hours down to around 20 a week.will be training judo monday wensday friday night,bjj tuesday thursday,muaythai tuesday saturday and mma thursday saturday,hopefully will get in 2 or 3 mma matches throughout the year. i'm giving up rugby league so i can do this i'm also going to take a private in judo with my coach once a week the aim being to get in the national squad. during each lot of college holidays i'll be travelling back to the gracie barra to train in bjj and take privates with the instructor wioth the hope of greatly improving my ground game and maybe having a blue belt by the end of the year. basically this year i want to finish my degree,and go all out to achieve my martial sports dreams as its probably the last year i can really concentrate on them, next year i should finish my diploma and then it will be on to a career i will still train and compete in grappling but probably not with the amount of dedication i can give it now,and i'll almost certainly have to give up mma. basically i want to compete at the highest level i can while i still can. i'm going to use this log to keep track of all my martial arts treainng as well as my strength trainng and how my other life goals are progressing.