Mike Fowler is one of OTM’s oldest Friends in the BJJ World!! He is a great Champion and has always taken a stand for what he believes in.
We want to wish him good luck and offer him our support in his journey. I think I smell a book coming on after this.
From Mike’s Facebook
This it… in a few hours I start the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It will be close to 900 miles. I will visit 108 temples on the journey.
The reason for going on the pilgrimage vary from person to person. I hope to get a better understanding of myself and the strength for the challenges that life continually gives us.
I am a believer in the life of the samurai. Not the macho mentality or the actual fighting. ..but the servitude. I have always been very selfish and through jiujitsu and my family on Guam…I found myself wanting to help others. Almost to a fault…..where I sacrifice things for myself that others would consider foolish.
I want a change from within. ….to better understand my purpose in this life. For the past year I felt I lost my purpose. Something no one should ever have to go through. ..but that wouldnt be life.
On this walk I wont stay hotel…..only sleep outside.
I wont buy food unless is offered.
After 3 days that rule will be allowed to break and reset.
The only thing I will use money on.. is water.