Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tournament Ready or Not Here I Come

Is two weeks enough time to get ready for a BJJ tournament on September 24th??  I haven't spent a lot of time training in the past couple of weeks due to family obligations and now I'm finally able to get my training on.  I think I should just do it!  What's the worst thing that can happen, I tap, I lose...either way I come away with something.  I've been so excited to go to this tournament and then life kind of threw me some curve balls I wasn't expecting.  I feel like I'm in a good place to go ahead and go for it.  I may not be the best physical specimen, but mentally I feel good.  My jiu jitsu has improved a lot since my first tournament in April and I am a little antsy to see how I stack up against other women.  Is it too much to ask the jiu jitsu gods to grant me this one wish??  I think not.  Thoughts, advice, random ramblings about your jiu jitsu tournament experiences are all welcome.

p.s.  For my husband who is more of a worry wart than he'd like to admit...don't worry, that's an order!!  I will do everything within my powers to not get hurt and I promise that I will tap when necessary!!  Plus, I'm sure Fight Medics will be there to take care of me in case something does happen, and I'm sure there are hospitals and ERs in Austin!! :D


  1. The worst thing isn't to lose, it's to not learn anything. As someone who has lost her fair share of matches, I say go for it! Competing is great for your training, no matter the outcome...unless of course, you do end up in one of those hospitals like your husband is fretting about...but you most likely won't ;)

    Good luck!

  2. Go, for it and then tell me all about it! you can be my inspiration!