February 26th 2017 NBJJIF San Diego Open. Congratulations and a job well done to every competitor who represented Pacific Top Team over the weekend.
Coach Kim (2 Gold Gi/NoGi)
Coach Abraham (2 Gold Gi/NoGi)
Ivan Rodriguez (1 Gold NoGi)
Ivan Jr. Rodriguez (2 Silver Gi/NoGi)
Nautica Rodriguez (2 Silver Gi/NoGi)
Adrian Pascua (Competed)
Bryan Giroux (1 Silver Gi)
Evelyn Villegras (1 Silver Gi)
Michelle Klee (1 Silver Gi)
Jeremy Reed (1 Silver Gi).
Each one of you stepped out of your comfort zone and stepped onto the tatami to test yourselves. We are proud of each one of you, as you should be of yourselves.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt