I read once that one of jiu-jitsu's greatest lessons is that it teaches that we can succeed without an ounce of natural talent.
All it takes, in almost any endeavour is hard work and perseverance.
I've been fortunate to have made some good friends through jiu - jitsu and see first hand this positive influence it can have.
A friend of mine is in this month's Train Hard Fight Easy. He kindly mentions me but in truth it takes a great deal of personal dedication and discipline to stick with training and diet changes.
Well done Toby, very proud of you.