After two years as a blue belt I have been promoted to purple belt. I am Magid’s third student (the first two no longer train) and I am the first to earn purple belt. I train 2-3 times per week, help with the kids class, help with the adults beginners class, and I teach the judo classes. Jiu-jitsu and judo are amazing sports that reward not only the athletic but the intelligent – it is like chess on the mat. I enjoy learning something new every time I tie my belt and step onto the mat.