May 16, 2014: Ribiero Jiu Jitsu Open Mat

In an effort to work on my sports photography, I joined my good friends Eric and Derek at their Jiu Jitsu practice a few Sundays ago. While this particular martial art is a little slower in terms of ‘peak action’ than your average team sport, I found it to be challenging in other ways: finding interesting facial expressions beneath tangled arms and legs was difficult at times, however, the intensity and variety of each movement created opportunities for me to try and get more creative with composition.