I have an opportunity to travel to Rio de Jenero Brazil to further my training and education in Jiu Jitsu. I have been training Jii Jitsu for almost 3 years and the impact training has had on my life is profound. I am a better, father, friend and husband because of Jiu Jitsu. I was involved in a severe motorcycle accident in June 2014 that almost took me out of the sport for good. I was unable to use the left side of my body for 4 weeks after the accident and the doctors told me it would be at least 18 months until I would be able to do anything athletic. I have focused my energy on healing and rehabilitation and I am proud to say that in under a year since the accident I am back to training and almost 100%! But I don't want to stop at just going back to the gym. I aspire to compete at the international level and this training trip will help me achieve that goal. Outside of training I'm an at home daddy for my 4 children. My wife supports me in my training and my pursuit in competition however, money is tight and in order to achieve these goals I need financial help. Anything you can contribute is helpful and I am forever grateful.