Does danniboi07 even compete?
Well...not so much in Judo or BJJ anymore, though i should really get back into that.
Recently I've been competing in FMA, though, so here's some footage!
The rules for this tournament were:
-no grappling, punching or kicking, weapon shots only
- clean strikes earn a point
----clean is defined as hitting the opponent with the stick and not receiving a return hit for 3 counts. (you'll see the ref wave his hand as a count)
I get there and there's one other guy from my school also competing. We're warming up, psyching each other up and then wouldn't you know it....we're paired up for the first match.
I'm in the black shirt and black shorts w/ blue&white stripe.
Probably my ugliest match too. Mostly flailing around, and towards the end just getting lazy from not warming up properly enough.
Winning that round, I came to the second match better warmed up and having a more clear head. My teacher gave me some advice to improve myself and it shows in the video.
In that round I was much more relaxed and aimed my shots better.
Now came the finals. This match was a lot of fun.
He had a more brawler style which wasn't ideal for the rule-set. Anytime he kept swinging at me, I just needed to keep swinging at him and then no point would be awarded. This led to some ugly exchanges. However, it's the clean shots that I enjoy in this match. That and the ending too...
In the end, got 1st place. My second 1st place in FMA (beginners divisions), so I gotta keep working hard at this.