Nervously I made the trip up to Shihan's (Master) Olivers Dojo to take my first class,little did I know that it was a private lesson. after a brief conversation we put on our safety s and got to work. I threw a punch and got knocked to the floor, as i tried to get up Shihan yelled "you didn't come up here to rest GET UP!"
I got up only to get knocked on my ass again and again and again and as I would slowly get back to my feet Shihan would yell Virtue "It's only pain it goes away"! I spent the next seven years training and learning from this man.