Wish me luck

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Stevebjj, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy

    Made weight tonight without any problems. Weighed in at 181.9 in the 171 to 184 weight class, and that was with board shorts and a light t-shirt on.

    We weighed in outside the Gracie-Barra school on what looked to be an old loading dock... pretty nippy. So, I'm glad I wasn't one of the guys who had to get down to the jockies! :)

    So, wish me luck. Tomorrow's my first tournament. No matter what happens, I'm sure to have a good time. I'll be sure to let you guys know how I did.
  2. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Good luck bro!
    Jump in a give 'em hell!
    You should have a very good time. :)
  3. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    LUCK Pei
  4. bcullen

    bcullen They are all perfect.

    Good luck Pei.
  5. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    Good luck peisistratos! Give 'em hell! :woo:
  6. 1bad65

    1bad65 Valued Member

    Good luck. Don't panic and remember to breathe.
  7. timex

    timex Valued Member

    yeah , remember to breathe! good luck-have fun.
  8. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Good luck Pei!!!

    Let us all know how you got on,and have fun! :love:
  9. Lekta

    Lekta Super-Valued Power Member

    Enjoy it and try to learn from the experience.
  10. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    good luck warrior!! ;)

    kick some ass Pei!...or should i say tap some ass...erm... :D
  11. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Good luck P. I'm sure you'll be fine :D
  12. sprint

    sprint Banned Banned

    good luck.

    be sure to give an update.

    win or lose...

    it's a win no matter what...
  13. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy

    Okay... I'm gonna jump in the shower and head out pretty soon. Thanks for the encouragement! I told my wife that this is my first time, so I may finish pretty quick. She said that as long as I have a good time, this one's all for me and the next one can be for her. It occurred to me that she might not be talking about the tournament. :D

    I'm stoked. I feel great and am ready to go.
  14. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Now there's a sig. :D
  15. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    :D No comment!!!!

    Have fun Pei! :D
  16. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    go get em ............ :cool:
  17. Slindsay

    Slindsay All violence is necessary

    Belated wishes of good luck.
  18. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy

    LOL... I knew the girls would get that right away! :D

    Well, I won 1 and lost 1. I won on points in my first match, 11-0, I think. I was smiling the entire time, even after I lost. It was awesome. I'll post it to youtube ASAP.

    In the second match, I went down into his guard (not sure if I got takedown points or not), got swept as I tried to pass (I got caught thinking about the choke when I should've been thinking about my base), then passed, and then as I fought to regain guard got choked out with a lapel choke. The guy who choked me out eventually took silver, losing to one of my teammates via triangle choke.

    I learned a lot today about how it feels to compete, and I also identified some things that I need to work on next (chokes and choke defense). I also found out that I'm BIG for my weight, and strong. If I can keep working technique, I'll definitely be able to use that to my advantage.
  19. bcullen

    bcullen They are all perfect.

    Good job. One win one loss not bad for a first timer.
  20. Stevebjj

    Stevebjj Grappling Dummy


    Match 1: Win 11-0 on points. As I said, I won this one, but I did a lot wrong. I was focusing on breathing and not hyperventilating. :)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyIOEUMwThs"]bjj match 1 - YouTube[/ame]

    And Match 2: I lost pretty fast. The guy went on to take the Silver. He also mentioned that he'd been training twice as long as me. I feel pretty darn good and can't wait until the next tournament in July.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRHKBYtGkI"]bjj match 2 - YouTube[/ame]

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