Dorian taking command. Cedar Park, TX.
Making jiu jitsu photos specifically brings me a sense of peace and bewilderment. To see and understand what these competitors are doing and knowing what it took to get there gives me such a huge appreciation for any fighter. I love watching the human body twist and contort and explode in the pursuit of dominance and defense. I am especially fond of watching smaller fighters take on the bigger ones (and Dorian does this EXTREMELY well). Where in the past it was once believed that the bigger fighter will always win, jiu jitsu is a direct expression of contradicting that idea--the most skilled will win, not just the bigger opponent. And at the end of the day regardless of who you are, everyone taps, everyone grows.
Jiu jitsu is art, it's science, it's love. You just have to see it and be open-minded to appreciate these parts of it.
Dorian was not letting up on this dude who was so much bigger than him.
Never a dull moment with Dorain on the mat.
An exhausted competitor falls into family after a tough match (Dark Clan Fight Lab).