May 24th: I've signed up for a Jiu Jitsu competetion - update! I TOOK SILVER can't believe it
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 https://smoothcomp.com/en/event/11653
Here is the YouTube channel where I think it will be live streamed. (gulp)
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.
How exciting! I will try to watch also.
@Marjory Wildcraft Awesome!!! I am excited for you and will try to cheer you on from Tennessee!!
You are an inspiration!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I bet you’ll have a grand ole time! Photos please.
this makes me smile!
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.
Wow! Congratulations @Marjory Wildcraft! What an achievement!
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. 😍
Congratulations on both medals! Looks like fun too!
Congratulations @Marjory Wildcraft I knew you would do amazing!
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