I have been competing for few years now and have placed in a few tournaments.
I am 35 so this is my last year in the Masters division. My goal is to win Gold in a few tournaments this year.
So the first one is in the bag.
Final match was a bit tougher. I was happy again to see the training paying off and X-Guard becoming a functional part of my technique. I made a mistake at the completion of the sweep and got caught in the triangle choke attempt.
Thank’s to a Black Belt I used to train with (Ron), I was able to escape.
Once more, Marcelo Garcia’s relantless emphasys on staying on top and not letting apponent get on top paid off and at the end of the match I was able to prevent the opponent from scoring sweep point by kicking him off and standing up.
Overall, I am happy with my performance. Lessons learned and few things need to be polished off and more drilling to be done.
Big thanks to all my training partners and instructors.