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!

Check out more about 4Points BJJ on their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/4points_brazilian_jiujitsu/

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KathyC
KathyC

Cool mural! So glad you’re still in touch with those lovely ladies.

Lloyd67
Lloyd67

Hello Joseph,

It is a bad news for you, i’m sorry that Dark Matter has been cancelled.
But you can be sure, the show was excellent (i’m watching the final of the season 3).

And other thing, your job is excellent and we will follow you for the next adventures !!!

Byby from France.

LLoyd67

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

Wishing Ayisha good fortune with her 4PBJJ training facility. It looks amazing and very buzzy!
I often wonder what actors do when they are ‘resting’ (apart from the obvious searching for acting work of course 😊)

So, Joe, will you be taking up Jujitsu?

bambamfans

Love the mural…. I hope to see more of Ayisha in action films in the future.

Cheers, Chev

Roderick Faulkner

Joe, it’s wonderful to know how close you, cast and crew remain. Such closeness doesn’t develop often – which is another testament as to how special Dark Matter truly is.

Debra From The South

Sounds like you are keeping busy!

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

I did like Ayisha on DM. She probably didn’t need spoken lines because her face was so expressive. I’ll look her up on twitter so I can keep up with her future projects. Great looking dojo/academy Ayisha !

Is anyone here from Las Vegas? Sympathies on the attack in Canada too. Crazy, crazy world!!! shock sad

gforce

We need food pics!

sylvia
sylvia

Ayisha’s academy looks really great. Love the mats.
She definitely brought another aspect to DarkMatter which I loved.

Randomness
Randomness

Syfy Friday 9pm Premieres.

Z Nation S4 Premiere: 575k viewers, 0.17 18-49.
Dark Matter S3 Premiere: 587k viewers, 0.15 18-49(Had NBA competition).

Z Nation is down from its S3 finale which pulled 874k viewers, 0.25 18-49. I thought that was interesting considering there’s a lot of ill feeling from fans following Dark Matters cancelation.

Duptiang
Duptiang

Gee Joe, I thought you were taller, or is Ayisha that vertically challenged? Well as long as she keeps her feet on the ground.

Debra From The South

I’m not suggesting you try these… but I wouldn’t mind if someone baked them into something for certain folks.

>>’Pepper X’ At Over 3 Million Scoville Is The New World’s Hottest Pepper<<

https://www.foodbeast.com/news/pepper-x-worlds-new-hottest-pepper/

shinyhula
shinyhula

Very cool, are you guys going to do some self defense training? The facility looks very cool with great high ceilings. I hope you’ll all be able to work together on our next cool project.

Margaret Clayton

That is a beautiful facility! What a marvelous place to train. Pass along my congratulations!