Hey guys i just wanted to open n share my first experience at Lotus on this past fri. where Professor Eduardo Santos teaches. I REALLY enjoyed myself and the training ... it was open mat ...no matter it was a good class and a few guys came.... most of the members i would take it went to Pan Ams the day before in Cali. Anyway (who knew there was a freaking BJJ place in my freaking backyard LOL )i went and i chatted witha couple of guys who were waiting for someone to pop up and run the class . the cool guy that ran the class was a purple belt and was down to earth ..we all got aquanted (sp) n chatted like we already knew each other n got changed n down to business did warm ups n stretching along with mimic moves n all to warm up the body. We worked on mainly triangles from the guard . the small details in the execution of it made so much difference that i for some reason just hadnt noticed or forgotten since a long stint out of bJJ. It was like learning again but from a another perspective and in a scientific way where i actually could "see" it and why it was necessary for ALL the mechanics to work synergystically . Not just a "move". For respectful purposes i wont say the name but will say "G" next had us do some knee on belly drills which i SUCKED on lol . About 20 min later another purple belt showed up (will call him "M"). M was also a cool ass dude to train with n gave me a few pointers n all ( WOW free privates what can i say!!?) G had paired up M and me to roll... i figured we would roll a ciouple times or so n that would be it ....NOPE ... what i thouight would just be a few min or couple sessions of rolling turned into about an hour of just rolling n sparring LOL!! the class was scheduled from 10- 11 30 next time i looked it was darn near 1 oclock almost !!! It was just me n him afterwards as we practiced him on the bottom and i did from the top. M was a good grappler and gave me pointers here n there which i truly appreciated and i feel that would improve both of our games. All in all both M and G were class acts that made me feel welcomed as one of them . Its been a long time since i felt "alive" and that experience truly brought that spirit back which was so long stale. Especially after my emotional drainage due to my break up with my ex a few months ago after 5 years along with my dying pops with terminal illness... this was the jumpstart i needed and i would like to thank the guys at LOTUS. CAnt wait to get back there monday to get beat up some more.