One of the greatest takeaways from this albeit short-lived experience with Dark Matter is all of the fantastic new friendships I made over the three years I worked on the show. Melissa O’Neil invited Akemi and I over the other week for a wonderful home-cooked meal. I caught up with our motorcycle-riding (Well, of course he rides a motorcycle!) director/stunt coordinator John Stead over poke and burgers. And, recently, Akemi and I met up with the lovely and talented Ayisha Issa who gifted me a whack of hot sauces, took us out for lunch, then gave us a tour of her brand spanking new 4 Points Brazilian JiuJitsu training facility.
Ayisha presents… 4PBJJ
An academy, a community, a clubhouse – and definitely a labor of love. Dual interior mural installations run the perimeter of the 2000 square foot facility’s walls, the work of world renown local street artist, Mediah.
Ayisha and Akemi show off their vertical leaping ability on the premium DAX tatamis.
Smart, spirited, talented, and fully capable of taking you down and out with minimal effort. She’s the whole package!
Thanks to Ayisha for the lunch, hot sauces, and the tour of her new gym and teaching grounds. Also, thanks for bringing Solara Shockley to life. We had big plans for her in season 4!
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