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Back Home from Traincation Tour

#TraincationTour is over for 2019.

I spent 2 months on the road training jiu jitsu and playing piano.

Firsts include sky jumping, busking, and of course driving to the east coast and back.

I visited so many cities that I had never been to and made friends while travelling. I was more ambitious and was wanting to go north more but about a month or so in I became a bit homesick and was tired of only spending a few days in each city, so I wanted to take the short way back and revisit some of the cities I had enjoyed but felt I didn’t spend enough time in.

Will I do it again? Absolutely!

Will I want to be gone as long as I was? No. I think a month or so is my limit before I start not appreciating the new sites anymore. It feels good to be back home and bringing the experiences along with me.


I recommend the experience!

Feel free to connect with me if we met on the road or if for whatever reason you’re inspired. I’m hoping to grow from this experience and encourage those who would want to live out this dream as I had to go for it!

I trained mostly nogi because of how hot it was and it became more cumbersome to do large gi washes on the road.

Cities Visited

North Hollywood, California
San Diego, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Las Cruces, New Mexico
El Paso, Texas
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lafayette, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tampa, Florida
Miami, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Denver, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Gyms Visited

10th Planet Oceanside
The Arena
10th Planet San Diego
Black Flag (2 times)
Inverse Jiu Jitsu
Bushido El Paso
New State Fitness
V.O.W. (6 times)
The Darkside
BJJ Swamp Academy (2 times)
South Tampa Jiu Jitsu
Ybor City Jiu-Jitsu Club
Carlson Gracie Orlando
Fabin Rosa Winter Park
Fabin Rosa
Grappler’s Escape (9 times)
Alan Belcher Gulfport (2 times)
10th Planet Altus
10th Planet Denver (2 times)
10th Planet Boulder