Since that December I have been able to go to a few other practices and tournaments. Not as many as I would like thanks to my day job. I was able to attend the national tournament. I took to the field with the best this organization has to offer. For me it was like getting to play a game of football with your favorite NFL players. I have been a fan of the U.S. Armored Combat team from the beginning., watching every online video, reading every article that came out. Taking the field with these same men was an experience of a life time.
I feel now that I have entered into the warrior's way. This is a path, a new facet to life where both on the field of combat and off I am now redoubling my efforts to live up to a higher code. I have always striven to live this way. Part to do right by my ancestors who were actual Knights and warriors. Part to fulfill my oath as a soldier in the United States Army and as a Deputy Sheriff. Now I find my self associated with a singular group of men and women who by choice have taken a harder road, a higher road; the warrior's way.
My hope is that by sharing some of my thoughts, struggles, and triumphs of this journey others might find interest or even strength to join with us in this journey and adventure. I hope to have others share here their own journey and thoughts as well. We will cover all aspects of becoming a modern knight and competitor in this sport. As well as the sacrifices and struggled needed to have the chance to represent the United States in the IMCF championship.