Look, complaint's aside...
I'll never, ever forget all the many, many hours the IBJJF spent personally teaching me jiu jitsu over the last two decades.
Through the injuries and periods of frustration, the IBJJF was always there to encourage me and show me just how important it is to believe in yourself.
I can never forget the feeling of the IBJJF telling me how much it believed in me and how great if felt to hand it that gold medal after so much work and anxiety.
As I have gotten older and started to teach, the IBJJF has started sharing with me little tricks it has learned about teaching BJJ to people; things I had noticed as an IBJJF student, but never really paid attention to. NOW they all make sense.
I don't really have a way to truly "thank" the IBJJF for all the time and energy and effort that went into teaching me jiu jitsu, other than to try and pass that knowledge --and voluminous paper work-- on to someone else.