Looking for some constructive comments on my fights at NAGA DC this weekend. I’ll link two of my fights below. A few thoughts of my own: - Need to work transitions between positions - Need to really focus on securing positions and getting points. - Cutting gradually over 2 months was much easier than cutting water and food in the last two weeks, felt better. - Cardio was hurting despite having put myself through 5 weeks of intense circuit training, nothing can match a full on 5 minute intense grappling session. First Fight – No-Gi Masters 205-225 Intermediate – No one showed up in my class so I dropped down to fight in the No-Gi Adult 205-225 Intermediate. Having only done BJJ for 18 months I felt a little outclassed. I don’t mind being mounted but this guy was simply digging his fight into my throat in an attempt to get me to submit. It hurt a lot but in reality it just pissed me off. Second Fight – Gi Masters 225+ - Again no one showed up in my weight class so I got bumped up to Superheavy Weight this time. I hit my favorite throw, sumi gaeshi, and you’ll see I got mounted but spun out. My game plan was to mount, get points then move into kesa gatame. I was nervous I spun off mount way to quick without getting points and it was all downhill from there. In retrospect I need to seek out heavier training partners, I’m not used to heavier guys than me. I have a new respect for the little guys I roll with now.