I won a medal!!!
Just got back from my first tournament - Submission Only XI in Webster, NY - where I took silver in the over 30 no-gi!
In a division of two.
I fought in three divisions overall and went 0-4. Obviously, I would've liked to have gotten a win just for the thrill, but seeing as I've been training BJJ for two months, I didn't expect much. At 41 years old and 196lbs, my division was extremely thin, and I ended up fighting people much younger and much heavier. The last guy I fought was a foot taller and weighted at least 75lbs more than me. One of his coaches told me he used to play for the Buffalo Bills.
On the plus side, I managed to take my first guy down just as I'd drilled, and if it'd been a judo match I would've won by ippon. Otherwise, it was a good reality check, and an incentive to train harder for next time.
whoa...i just got outta my k.o. thats how hard i facepalmed.
okay, mommy lebell sez: good for you that like you compete and stuff eventhough you're old, its not the winning its the partaking in a event and it will only add to your..
losing is for losers, now you listen me to son, from now on you gonna get that fat ass outta that chair and train twice as hard!
i dont care about your god, your jesus, muhammad or your family.
you will train each day, you will become a machine and you will win.
winning is for winners!
losing is for losers!
blood for the bloodgod!
repeat it after me!
blood for the....
thats the spirit.
now go slap your wife around and eat lots of red meat.
im counting on you.
Congrats Baron! Anyone can win, but it takes a real hero lose every time!
No, seriously, good for you getting out there and rolling. 2 months huh?
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had to do it
umm *I guess there is spoilers but its pretty common knowledge*
Congratulations!! You won by showing up and competing. The losers are the ones who never put themselves in a position to lose.
Congrats man, competing is expensive and a big step that many never make. Several of my medals are also silvers and bronzes out of 2 and 3 man divisions. Just take them at face value, and remember the effort you put forth to earn them.
How'd you like the event? Andrew, Brian, and Chrissy are all extremely cool, and I like their arrangements much, much better than NAGA.
Bearing in mind that I have nothing to compare it to, I thought it was a great tournament. It was well-organized and ran smoothly, everyone was laidback and friendly, and the rule-set made for competitive, attacking matches. I'd definitely go again.
Originally Posted by Whacker
Next time, bring back the gold. HEY! Maybe we could make a bronze, silver and gold medalist tags for those who win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at a tournament!
Originally Posted by BaronVonDingDong
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