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This will be my first tournament of any kind, and it is a Judo tournament.
This is basically a warm up for a NAGA tournament on July 21st.
This way I will have the first tournament jitters out of me. While my main focus is more Jiu Jitsu based, I am excited and optimistic about my chances.
I have great instructors, and I am quite confident.
I have one more class before the tournament, and I will post an update after Saturday.
So today came and went, and much to my surprise I did quite well.
We had a field of 6 age 17+ competitors. It was open weight classes.
First match of the whole tournament was mine.
I won via rear naked choke. I think I reversed his takedown attempt but I can't remember got a little foggy until I realized I had his back and I could choke him.
Next match I won via Ippon. I don't remember what throw it was, it was a reversal off one of his attempts, and what I remember is the hit basically and then I saw the hand go up :) I love the sound of an Ippon.
Final match for first place, I lost. The guy was very skilled and I resisted for a little while, but was eventually Ipponed. It was a very good throw, I don't know the name, but I do remember telling him once I hit just how nice it was.
Overall it was ran well, and for a local tournament, I would say the quality of participants was high.
My instructors helped me immensely get ready for this, and without that I would of been thrown all day long.
Overall a great experience, and I can't wait for the next tournament. Hopefully the next one is a Jiu jitsu tournament as that is where I am more confident.
Daniel, you did great! I am very proud of you, Matt, Gaelon and the other students.
By the way, Chris - the guy who beat you for first place - is a blue belt in BJJ under Charles, and a very good, experienced competitive wrestler prior to starting BJJ (according to Charles).
Daniel has only been training in martial arts for six months, under me in ju-jitsu for one month, and he had his first judo class last night, the night before his first judo tournament. ;)
... and he had his first judo class last night, the night before his first judo tournament. ;)
So what took him so long to enter a shiai.:rolleyes:
Nice job Daniel, sounds like you did great!
Thank you very much.
Thank you Sensei very much, your instruction is most appreciated.
Good job! I hope I do that well when I get the nerve up for my first comp!
Congratulations. Sounds like you had fun and also did well.
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