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Competition reports

Postby noz » Mon May 24, 2010 11:27 am

We had finnish championships in brazilian jiujitsu last weekend and I was competing in catergory white belt female -64 kg. There was seven participants in our category and we were the "biggest" female category. I made my way to the final but lost it by two advantages.

1st match:
I started well with a take down but was too slow to get myself to side control. I ended up in the opponents guard but was awarded with two points. I got the guard open and passed but the opponent turned herself into turtle defense and I went too eagerly for the back mount and she got the guard again. I was trying to stand up several times but due to weight loss and the heat i felt that my legs were not working. I got swept but I was still leading with an advantage from the back mount effort. There was not much time left and I just tried to keep my guard closed. Won by an advantage.

2nd match:
My opponent was a judo brown belt so I pulled guard. I started to brake her posture and "climb" my way to high guard. I managed to get and armbar attempt but she was defending very well. She got to half guard twice but I had been practicing of regaining guard from half guard and I got it quite easily. Holding guard I just kept "hunting" for armbar or triangel and I finally got one very good attempt and was awarded with an advantage. I didn't took any risks after that because I knew that my opponent is very dangerous especially in side control. So i won again with one advantage.

3rd match - the final:
In the final i met a girl who I had fought in February. I knew that she was going to pull guard and do an armbar so i tried to avoid that...I was going for my takedown but she got the guard first. I avoided the armbar for a while but she finally got it with one very fast try. Luckily I stayed calm and got away from it and pulled guard. After that i got one very good armbar attempt but didn't get an advantage. My opponent tried to pass the guard and got on my knees. I managed to take her leg and got a "takedown" and two points. I was once again too hasty and didn't control her hips well enough and she got the guard. At that point I thought that there was at least a minute left and I took a couple of seconds to gain some strength. Then I heard my corner man for the first time during the whole match and he was shouting that there was only 15 seconds left. I bounced up but my opponent managed to keep her guard closed for the rest of the time. I lost by two advantages and got the silver medal.
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Re: Competition reports

Postby baldy » Mon May 24, 2010 11:43 am

sounds like a good day, any pictures or videos?
Well done on the silver medal.
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Re: Competition reports

Postby Clem Snide » Mon May 24, 2010 11:49 am

Great report! Well done on your silver medal.
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Re: Competition reports

Postby noz » Mon May 24, 2010 12:02 pm

Thank you! 8) There is a few pictures from the final here: http://jharma.kuvat.fi/kuvat/BJJ_SM2010/DSC_2977.JPG
I'm the one in black gi. Unfortunately there was none shooting video but I'll get some more pictures later!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby JP » Mon May 24, 2010 1:56 pm

awesome stuff Noz - well done!

And thanks for the comp report too ;) I wish there were more in the MA section!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby Rochellita » Mon May 24, 2010 2:12 pm

Well done!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby Clem Snide » Mon May 24, 2010 4:05 pm

Cool pics, looked like a tough fight.

More competition reports here would be great.
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Re: Competition reports

Postby KC Masterpiece » Mon May 24, 2010 7:50 pm

Great job on the medal!

Losing by advantage is always tough. Sounds like you did really well; keep us updated on your comps!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby pimmando k. » Tue May 25, 2010 10:06 am

vitun excellent!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby fredrikw » Tue May 25, 2010 12:17 pm

fucking erinomainen! :)
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Re: Competition reports

Postby E-P » Tue May 25, 2010 11:57 pm

Interesting report Noz.

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ps. No perkele, seems like we got quite a bit of Finnish people here in the forum!
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Re: Competition reports

Postby :x: » Thu May 27, 2010 3:54 pm

i got a competition ahead next saturday, so how excited were you? :)
i feel i might be a little overexcited and still struggling to make enough weight, so that i don't need to fight in the highest, which is open end...
are you fighting gi or no-gi?
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Re: Competition reports

Postby Aussiveg » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:03 am

yeah i have one coming up as well next week, state champs, i1ll let you guys know how i go.
last one before that was Australian champs and got silver.
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Re: Competition reports

Postby noz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:42 pm

:x: wrote:i got a competition ahead next saturday, so how excited were you? :)
i feel i might be a little overexcited and still struggling to make enough weight, so that i don't need to fight in the highest, which is open end...
are you fighting gi or no-gi?


Oh crap, it seems that I've been away for a while. I used to get really nervous and excited before the competitions and it sometimes harmed my performance on the mat. Last spring I learned to control my excitement and since then it has been easier for my :) I do both gi and no-gi. At the moment I feel that no-gi is more good for me but I like gi as well.

It's been a while but I'll give a few short reports. Last September I got a really bad neck injury and it took me whole Autumn to get my body back in shape. The rehab is still on progress but I got a permission to compete again a month ago. So I decided to go and test my fresh blue belt in the European Championships:

In my own weight category I faced a Brazilian girl who immediately pulled guard. I struggled to open the guard but she was really strong and finally swept me with a hip-bump. I managed to return to half guard from where I made one good sweep attempt but couldn't quite finish it. Last minute I was trying to cross choke her but she had really good controls and the time ran out. So I lost 0-2. It was a good fight and I was happy with my performance though I lost.

In the open category I met another girl from my own weight class. She also pulled guard but this time I managed to open it. I got her knees smashed to the floor but I just wasn't quick and strong enough to stand up and pass her legs. She closed her guard and over hooked my hand. I spent two minutes just fighting my hand free. When the time ran out judge decided to award my opponent with an advantage so I lost with that advantage. With this fight I was really disappointed with myself 'cause I felt that I didn't give everything I had. Anyway the whole competition was a good experience and a nice way to get back to the business after a long injury :)

A week after the Europeans I participated a small national competition where I had only one opponent. In the beginning I tried a takedown but was really sloppy and it ended me turtling and she trying to get the peruvian choke. I kept movin on the bottom and I finally managed to push her on her back. In the side control I had to fight my neck free from the choke attempt. After a short struggle I mounted her and went for a cross choke. She defended really well but finally decided to turn so I got a back crap. From the back I got rnc and finished the fight with a submission.

Now it's more rehab for the neck and the back and hopefully I'll be in great shape in the team nationals in the end of next month! :)
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Re: Competition reports

Postby noz » Thu May 19, 2011 2:12 pm

Oh man, I have been lazy writing here. I have been competing a lot during this spring:

In the Finnish Championships for teams our team won gold. I was fighter number five and in the first round the situation was 2-2 and I was the one who had to win. And that's what I did: after a takedown I tried to take the back but ended up in closed guard. Wen't for the cross choke but the time ran out. So it was 2-0 win for me and our team went to the finals 3-2. In the finals we won 3-1 so I didn't get a chance to fight. All and all it was great for our ladies! :)

In smaller competitions I lost one fight and won two. Last weekend we had the Finnish Championships and this was my first time competing in the Nationals with blue belt. In my first fight I took my opponent down with a sacrificial throw and earned two points. She played half guard very well and wen't for omoplata. I survived that and passed her guard twice but earned only advantages. So in the end I won 2-0.

In my second fight, the semifinal I met a though girl. I had decided to try a shoot but for some insane reason I just pulled half guard. I started to work on getting a deep half sweep but my opponent was very strong on top and I couldn't brake her posture. She almost passed my guard and for a moment I ended up fighting for a top position. We ended back in where it all began and I spent rest of the time struggling to get her swept. Time ran out and my opponent won with two advantages. I was a bit frustrated because it was such a close fight but... So this time it was only bronze for me. You can watch the fight here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Naamalukko# ... 1_NSganXko

I'm the one in black gi :)
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