To compete or not to compete

NEXTGEN Jiu-Jitsu Tournament © Serge Gouin 2018 I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It has now been part of my life for more than two years. It helps me stay focused, not only on the mats but all aspects of life in general. I have been at a few competitions over the years, but I have yet to enter one. To be honest, it scares me. There is no way I will show up in front of someone in what I find is a “half shape”. If I put myself out there I want to give my all, this way, regardless of […]

3 easy things you can do to support our troops

Image : Ma’sum Ghar, Afghanistan, 2010 I come from a military family. My father and every single one of his brothers served at some point in their life. So are my brother and my cousins. I served 11 years as an Imagery Technician (Image Tech) in the Canadian Forces before retiring in 2013. Together we have served in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Somalia, and more recently Afghanistan. I was the fifth one in my family to land in this country (even if it was for a limited 72h spread over 2 trips). As we speak, my cousin is currently deployed on […]


Photo by Chris Roussakis Hi there! I’m Serge I’m a photographer, a dad, a husband, a martial artist, a veteran, a proud Canadian and so much more. To be totally honest with you, I am currently taking a Social Media Course online at Algonquin College and one of our assignment is to create a blog. I usually strive to tell other people’s story through my images. Your stories. Not necessarily mine. I’ve created this blog to tell you a bit about my journey and how I got to where I am today. Hopefully in a humble and funny way. I hope […]