I'm easily recognizable in these videos as the balding guy with a black rashguard & white gi pants. The exception is the 1 gi video where I'm simply the balding guy.
I've now competed in the Oregon Open twice. Last year was my first competition & this was my only win of the day:
YouTube - First Jiu-Jitsu Competition
This year I did a little better. Only 1 win in Gi. I don't think I'd really woken up yet.
YouTube - Oregon Open 2008 - My first Win Of The Day
But 3 wins in the afternoon no-gi division. I lost 1 match on points (he got the takedown & then stalled for 4 minutes, doing a good job defending my submission & sweep attempts but not mounting much offense). It was exhausting but incredibly boring to watch. That guy ended up winning the division.
Here are the no-gi matches I won:
YouTube - First No-gi Bout 2008
YouTube - My First Kimura Victory
YouTube - My Second Kimura Victory
& here is my last match where I got choked:
YouTube - Losing the Fight for Third
Nice videos but I am not sure about this sweep you do "a lot". The one where you have them in close guard, base far out with one hand and then just turn over it. It looks like you give the other arm/back away easily. But I will try this one in training tomorrow and see how it works.
Also work on your take down(defense), you never came out as the "winner" in those. What I liked though is how you recover from the take down and either go straight to guard or how you move from half guard to guard, nice.
The funny thing (& by funny I mean frustrating) is I made grand plans to work on my clinch game in order to prepare for this compitition, then I hurt my back. As a result I've been doing physical therapy instead of jiu-jitsu most nights of the week & haven't really worked clinch or closed guard in the last 3 months or so.
I agree that my takedown defense sucked. So did my lack of takedown offense in most matches.
Nice showing SBG-ape, one of the guys from my gym went and got 2nd in his division (Ty H.). I was otherwise occupied as the wife was in Boston (me being superdad). Looks like a great time though, I'll have to see about going next time.
Would someone tell me how I get the little film reel link on my posts. I've looked but I'm sick at the moment & that makes my forum-fu rather weak.
Hey look, pancake bunny:
Just for you and the pancake bunny:
User Control Panel --> Edit Profile (in the left side bar) --> scroll down to the bottom, copy the link from this thread into the field and there you go.... When You did so and the icon appears in your profile, go back to this thread and +rep. K thnx bye
I ended up taking second in my no-gi division this year. Here's one of my matches from the 2009 Oregon Open:
YouTube - Oregon Open 2009
Nice! I was there competing as well, 202-215.0 intermediates.
Who was your ref there? I kept wondering that all day, that guy looks crazy familiar.
My matches are linked in the competition link off my name I think now. (Update, I guess those only show up on regular posts, not vid comments).
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