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first bjj tournament in a week

Postby Mouse » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:06 am

Entering the NAGA tournament next week. Wish me luck and any last minute advice.
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Postby JP » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:38 am

good luck man, enjoy the day! :D
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Postby xcon » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:55 am

Good luck mate!
Enjoy your first comp. Try to keep your head together. Don't panic.
Just try to remember what you have trained and it will all go well! :)
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Postby Crash » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:56 pm

Good luck Mouse! 8) On the ground, feel what your opponent is trying to do with your body and move/block accordingly.
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Postby emm7 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:19 pm

best of luck hope it goes well.
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Postby Clem Snide » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:49 pm

Good luck!

Just relax and enjoy it - consider it an education. In your first contest your brain will be buzzing so much you won't even remember the fight five minutes afterwards.

No matter what happens, it's a massive achievement just to compete.

And if you happen to whoop some ass...so much the better. :D
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Postby :x: » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:55 pm

show them what plantpower can do! :)
best luck!
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Postby Mouse » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:03 pm

Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to it, hopefully it'll be a fun time.
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Postby Mouse » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:24 am

Oh and I'm trying to decide what to bring to eat.
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Postby rhombus » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:45 am

Good luck!

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Postby fist of doom » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:31 am

i ve my first grappling tournament Dec 6
competed in numerous freestyle wrestling tournaments, but this'll be my first real submission tourney

easilly digested cars early on and fruit as the day progresses always did me justice. stay hydrated.

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Postby Mouse » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:43 am

I found the pace or tempo or whatever of wrestling was different (quicker) at the tourny from in the dojo. Maybe my nerves just made it seem that way. When they called my name it just FELT a lot diferent from rolling with the same old training partners. Since you've competed in freestyle you prob already know what I'm talking about. Watch out for dudes jumping guard, especially if you're doing gi. We never do that at my school, so I wasn't used to it. And get used to listening to your corner if you have one.

I lost both my matches, gi and no gi, by points (unfortunately wasn't able to score any myself). Of course I would liked to have done better but, hey, next time.

I gave up eating cars, they don't agree with me- the body I'm OK with but the engine always messes me up, especially before a match!
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Postby Mouse » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:51 am

Oh and good luck!
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Postby JP » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:30 am

sounds like a great learning experience, well done for stepping up man!

Whens the next one? :D
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Postby Clem Snide » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:57 pm

[quote="Mouse"]I found the pace or tempo or whatever of wrestling was different (quicker) at the tourny from in the dojo. Maybe my nerves just made it seem that way. When they called my name it just FELT a lot diferent from rolling with the same old training partners. Since you've competed in freestyle you prob already know what I'm talking about. Watch out for dudes jumping guard, especially if you're doing gi. We never do that at my school, so I wasn't used to it. And get used to listening to your corner if you have one.

I lost both my matches, gi and no gi, by points (unfortunately wasn't able to score any myself). Of course I would liked to have done better but, hey, next time.


Well done on competing, sounds like you learned a lot!
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