M.C. doing some submission grappling in Hamburg
This weekend I went to Hamburg in order to fight at a Submission grappling tournament. I weighed in 1 lbs above the lower end of the weight class, not so good given that the weight class is 21,5 lbs broad. This means I have to face people with up to 21lbs on me (I ended up with only 17 lbs as max. and the lightest guy had around 12-13 lbs on me).
This is my first submission grappling tournament, all the others, were, as you know, bjj.
First round: I get a free pass
YouTube - M.C. Subg. Hamburg 1st fight
I was nervous, very nervous. I try to jump guard, I slip, slap the mat, he rushes, trying to pass me quick, I recover, keep him away with my left knee, drag his arm, get the right leg over and arm bar him. 11 seconds total.
YouTube - M.C. Subg. Hamburg 2nd fight
I jump guard again. I try an arm triangle choke/neck crank. The guy slams me, the ref calls a break and gives him a point deduction (no slamming above knee level), unfortunately I let go of the choke and can't get my shoulder under his chin again, I let go of the sub in order to save energy and not waste it on stupid stuff.
I try to work the high guard, sweep him into mount but he scrambles well and I miss the chance for the omoplata @1:36. We move towards the end of the mat, I get the armbar but the ref calls it a break, bad reffing.
I try for the arm triangle again and sweep him again into mount, once more I can't keep the position. I try for a triangle but he has his arm in, I let go. Once more I go for the sweep, this time I try for the armbar he defends and stops over, I switch for a toe hold. He kicks me in the face with the free foot, I let go of the toe hold (3:05). Again nothing from the ref. We scramble and I try for a knee bar (I'm not high enough), he defends again, I settle for close guard. Again another armbar attempt, but again no success. He tries to stack me, I push his arm over and go for the head and arm choke. I take my time, the choke is deep, I wait for it to work, he taps. I'm in the final
YouTube - M.C. Subg. Hamburg 3rd fight - Final
The final was a disaster. Once again, I thought it was a good idea to not play guard.
I gave up my back twice, unacceptable. The first time I recovered, also tried to submit him, since he crossed his legs when he got my back(I injured him so bad he could not fight the ultimate open division but his foot slipped a split second before he taped). The second time, I forget to properly post my left foot in order to block his hip when I reach for the leg. Stupid beginner mistake that cost me the tournament.
Ultimate open division:
YouTube - M.C. Subg. Hamburg ultimate open division
No weight or skill division, everybody in one pool
I get a guy who just took 3rd in a weight class above me, in the advanced (there was no expert div.) division.
I Jump guard again, I try the arm triangle, I try to sweep, he opens my legs, I try to Kimura, he gets up, I try for a triangle, and the rest is just a matter of time...