It was with bitter sweet feeling that I shipped Rigan Machado off to Perth this last weekend. Sad because I knew that he was going to be teaching at the Submission Factory – and that our fallen brother Troy would not be there – but also pleased that I was able to task him with presenting a Black Belt to Brendan Edwards, long-time dedicated student of Troy and Stacey.
I would like to congratulate you Brendan, on your special achievement; made even more significant because you now embody the kind of legacy that troy would have been proud to have left with us. I know you will represent him, and all of us, well. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have been able to contribute to your martial arts journey thusfar. Well done and much love: John B Will – 2011