Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Do Not Mess With EPJ Readers (I Mean Really Don't Mess)

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with EPJ reader Bridgette Salcido, here in San Francisco, She lives in Hawaii and is as sharp as they come. She told me that she was thinking of becoming a psychotherapist, so while she was still here, I arranged for her to meet with Dr. Michael Edelstein.

Michael studied directly under the world-renowned psychotherapist, Albert Ellis, and Michael once arranged for Ellis to meet Murray Rothbard.

But getting back to Bridgette, Michael was impressed with her and she is now a student of Michael's. (He raves about her.)

I expect very big things from Bridgette in the future.

To give you an idea of how focused she is (and why you shouldn't mess with EPJ readers), here is a clip of Bridgette in a competitive jiu jitsu match at the 2013 Hawaiian Naga No-gi.

When, I asked permission to put up the clip, she emailed:
Haha -

Sure, Bob. You're welcome to post the video. The take down is by far the most exciting part of the match, especially to those who are not familiar with submission grappling and wouldn't know what's going on during the rest of the match.

I explained to Michael that following the "seoi nage" takedown, I felt in control of the match and therefore was mostly focused on racking up points through submission attempts and sweeps and eventually I finished the match with a "triangle" submission. Basically this involves choking your opponent by occluding their carotid arteries using one of their arms and one of your legs to trap their neck.

I'm flattered. I love jiu-jitsu. :)