"I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know one of the finest human beings, both on and off the mat. Our journey started approximately 5 years ago, when my wife and I signed our twin boys, Anthony and Dominic, up for a jiu jitsu class. Art of Jiu Jitsu had just opened and seemed like an amazing academy. Soon after, we would meet Professor Rick Slomba one of the boy’s coaches and would take an immediate liking to him and his coaching style. Little did we know the positive impact that Professor Rick would have on our boys and family. Professor Rick has guided, mentored and coached our boys into outstanding jiu jitsu practitioner’s and is one of their biggest role models. I consider Professor Rick to be a very good friend…but, most importantly, my boys trust, respect and love Professor Rick. Professor Rick’s impact on the Baltimore community by opening Form Jiu Jitsu hasn’t yet been felt, but I can assure you over time Baltimore will come to love, trust and respect both Professor Rick and Form Jiu Jitsu."