Trio Charging Station

Check out my design concept for the Trio charging station on Yanko Design. Yanko Design has been one of my favorite design blogs since its inception and has been one of the sources that got me into the field of industrial design.

Trio Charging Station Rendering

I designed the Trio as I was envisioning a charging station that would help clear up the mess of cables, lamp and charging cradles on my desk, and I just wanted to try and render up an image of the new Apple watch. :)

-Oliver Sha

Training Jiu-Jitsu (Summer 2014)

One of my many passions in life has been the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I try to train as consistently as I can, and dedicate quite a bit of my free time to it. As Bruce Lee once said "Long-term consistency trumps short term intensity". Jiu-Jitsu promotes a really positive and healthy lifestyle. It keeps my body in shape, my ego in check, my mind sharp and has brought me many great friendships.

Here is a video that I put together of me and my teammates training at our school, Sakura BJJ

-Oliver Sha

The climb

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a passion of mine for more than 4 years. It was a real honor to be promoted by my teacher Chris Civello to the rank of purple belt last night. I am truly humbled. To the teachers and professors who have instructed me both at Kioto and now at Sakura, I’m always thankful for your teachings. All my teammates and friends who have trained and rolled with me, thank you. Even though a large part of martial arts is about self-improvement, no one can do jiu-jitsu alone and we all make each other better. 

Oliver Sha Purple Belt

Walking onto the jiu jitsu mat for the first time more than 4 years ago has led to one of the most rewarding journeys in my life so far. As in Jiu Jitsu, life can be challenging at times but there are always things we can improve on, whether it is our approaches, actions, or thoughts and responses. I will continue to train and get better in jiu jitsu and hopefully become a better person in the process too. But hey, talk is cheap, let’s just show up to the classes first. :)

-Oliver Sha