May 24th: I've signed up for a Jiu Jitsu competetion - update! I TOOK SILVER can't believe it

Marjory Wildcraft
Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,511 admin

Inspiried by @Ruth Ann Reyes who competes in pool tournaments...

I'm not sure of my sanity at this point but I signed up for a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) competetion to be held this Sunday. So far it does not look like I have a 'match' or basically someone to roll with. But last minute sign ups are a thing. And just for the record I am NOT 154 lbs. A sensative subject here... But I'm not 141 lbs either, so have to go into the bigger grils arena. LOL.

You may remember I started martial arts when in Colorado and I earned a purple belt in Shotokan. But when I moved to PR there wasn't that style so I started over again as a white belt at the closest gym (not a good way to choose a sport BTW) which happened to train BJJ. BJJ is a totlly different system - like completely different.

Here is the website for the tournament

Here is the YouTube channel where I think it will be live streamed. (gulp)


  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 6,971 admin

    Haha! Livestreamed, eh?

    Well, let us know when once you find out. That can sometimes be difficult, as with some tournaments, times for slated fights can change quickly.

    What I always told our kids...fight hard & smart & have fun!

    Well be watching if we can be told when you are up.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How exciting! I will try to watch also.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,046 ✭✭✭✭

    @Marjory Wildcraft Awesome!!! I am excited for you and will try to cheer you on from Tennessee!!

    You are an inspiration!

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,511 admin

    Well I don't see that I have a 'match' yet. Ugh, I'm just 3 lbs above the next lower elvel where there are 3 women. I'm not about to lose 3 lb.s in one day...

    I'll do my best to keep you posted.

  • vickeym
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    WOW! You are a brave lady. Will be looking for the broadcast to see if we can watch you.

    Good luck, hope you get a match, but not a super tough one.

    Do you have plenty of muscle pain salves on hand? LOL I know I would sure need one as well as something for my nerves before the match.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 6,971 admin
    edited May 21

    So... Do/did you have anyone to fight?

    Are/were you fighting gi 🥋/no gi?

    I saw there is mat A, B & C, which seems quite typical for a tournament.

    Is any part recorded?

    So many questions. 😉 I peeked and would love to watch, but have a very full day... garden to plant, puppy to re-home, etc., etc.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 1,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, Please do let us know if there is a video of the fights and if you were able to get a match. I also, was unable to try to watch today.

  • marjstratton
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    It's been many, many years since I took Judo, when my kids were in high school. I'm sure I would break myself if I tried it again. Although, having learned how to fall back then, I think has saved me some broken bones and serious injuries over the years.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭

    I bet you’ll have a grand ole time! Photos please.

    this makes me smile!

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,511 admin

    OK! Here is the photo. I took silver!

    They also gave me a gold medal too - I'm still not sure for what. When I asked "why" there was a flurry of Spanish which I'm still just learning and essentially it was something like "you are in a category by yourself and so you won". I think it had something to do withmy age??? LOL whatever...

    My next quest is to find a Gi I look good in. If a man is ripped he has half a chance of looking good in a Gi. Women? no way. It is a good thing I'm not that much into fashion.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,173 admin

    Wow! Congratulations @Marjory Wildcraft! What an achievement!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 6,971 admin

    Good for you!🥋🥇🥈👊

    We always joked about tournaments as being a pajama party. 😆 You are in the height of fashion while there.

    A gold because you were the only one in a category? It has been known to happen at some tournaments. Soon you'll have a whole bucket full of medals. We have quite the collection in the house, with so many of us having fought.

    Put the date (month & year) & name of tournament (if it isn’t already punched into the medal) on a tag and attach it to the medal or use a permanent marker and mark the back for memory's sake.

    FYI, I think "ripped" woman can look just as awesome/fearsome as a "ripped" man in a gi. You should have seen our oldest daughter. And of course, my husband looked great. 😍

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on both medals! Looks like fun too!

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations @Marjory Wildcraft I knew you would do amazing!