- Nogi, weight: 2nd (of 4)
- Nogi, absolute: 2nd (of 4)
- Gi, weight: 2nd (of 2)
- Gi, absolute: 3rd (of 4)
My GPS apparently takes a lot of pleasure in the scenic route and in going in circles. I was glad, then, that I had decided to go down early Friday night. I weighed in heavier than I wanted, but I think in the end that actually made the weight classes work out the same or better. *shrug*
Nogi, Intermediate, weight class
First match with Amanda. Won with an armbar:
Second match with Ashley. Lost on points, 6-0, all on takedowns! I kept thinking about them, but just could not pull the trigger and commit to any for myself:
(This is only the second half of the match. I’d asked some kids to help film it, and they missed most of it, it seems. Oh well — it was pretty much the same thing then, too.)
2nd in nogi weight.
Nogi, Intermedite, absolute
First match with Chelsea. Won on a guillotine:
I decided that I was going to do a takedown in this match, and I blasted through that one at the beginning.
Second match with Kim. Lost to a RNC:
2nd in nogi absolute.
Gi, blue belt, weight class
Ashley and I were the only two. Chelsea and another lady were the other, smaller, weight class. I didn’t want to lose on only takedown points again, so this time she beat me on lots of points from everywhere. Oh. That wasn’t quite what I’d meant:
Holy cats, I’m feeling that first takedown this morning!
2nd in gi weight.
Gi, blue belt, absolute
Kim again. Lost to an armbar/wrist twist/this is going to be bad very soon:
Still had a 3rd place match against Chelsea. Won this on points, 25-4, maybe. But look at her bridge, wow!:
3rd in gi weight.
Things I need to work on:
- bridging! (I want bridges likes Chelsea’s.)
- pulling the trigger on takedowns
My hair was braided in cornrows for the day, but they didn’t last too long — by the end of nogi, you can see that they’re about half way out. (I had to bum a hair tie off of Ashley, just like at camp, to keep it in place the rest of the day). By the end of gi, they’re about 3/4 out. So not an infallible hairstyle for BJJ.
And then my GPS tried to drive me around in circles again on the way home…