Testing yourself… Part Deux

The tournament came and went. Managed to score a second place medal out of it, too.

I learned a couple things, and am hoping my coach saw even more that I can improve upon. Next tournament, I plan to do both my weight, and also the absolute division. My nerves were so up after my matches, that I didn’t want to compete in the absolute for this tourney. I ended up regretting it about 20 minutes after they started. Lesson learned.

Next tourney is the Grappling Games in Hudson, WI. I come to squeeze necks and chew bubble gum… and I’m all outa bubble gum…

Representing 10th Planet Photo credit: Fabio Morescalchi

Representing 10th Planet
Photo credit: Fabio Morescalchi

My training partner Jake and I showing off the medals. Two best looking guys in the whole gym…

Jake is being modest. He actually has a 1st Place medal he won in his Gi division. (Against a guy who outweighed him by like 30 lbs!)

Jake is being modest. He actually has a 1st Place medal he won in his Gi division. (Against a guy who outweighed him by like 30 lbs!)



It’s funny. I’ve only rolled once since the tournament, due to being sick all last week. Strangely enough, I’ve put on my best showing against Roger at Open Mats in my life. Not only am I fighting harder for my scrambles, I’m managing to utilize my half guard game in a far more aggressive fashion.

Rolling with Roger is like rolling with a bear. Or a silverback. Or a yeti. The point is: Do not let Roger grab onto you...

Rolling with Roger is like rolling with a bear. Or a silverback. Or a yeti.
The point is: Do not let Roger grab onto you…

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