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First Deuce Place at Tournament.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jimmy Cerra, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    I won first place in both the gi and no-gi grappling lightweight novice divisions in the Ultimate Force 2005 tournament. I wrestled twice with my kimono on and twice without. Therefore, I went 4-0 today. :) Pictures and video forthcomming.

    I spent all week stressing over my weight (I was 160, now I'm 152) and having nightmares about losing in the first ten seconds. It is a relief!!! I am a little nervous too; since, now I will have to do well in the intermediate or beginner divisions in the future... Does anyone else feel not as good as they thought they would after winning?
     
  2. sarge

    sarge White Belt

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    Congrats on the wins! Was this your first tournament?
     
  3. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    No. I've been in four (really six, but those two were random things); however, I started grappling in April. It was the first time I won first place, and the first time I ever competed with a gi on, though. I entered practically every tournament I could find so that I would get more experience and have a good time. Some people wait until they compete; however, that seems silly to me. I never compete solely to win and winning feels weird to me this time. But good. :wink: Thanks for the congrats!
     
  4. Headache

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    Congrats on your wins!
     
  5. Balto

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    You definitely earned them both.

    Keep it up.
     
  6. Kyle Johnson

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    Gratz bro, i was gana head down to that one but it seemed really small and the drive would have been awile. I'll be in the burgh for the Kumate Classic tho...
     
  7. Mythius

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    Congrats man!
     
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    keep up the competeing...its the only way you will get better
     
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    What a great attitude. It took me nearly 6 years to get to a similar mental place about competitions.

    Congrats.
     
  10. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Thanks everyone!

    The last Kumite Classic was the first "real" competition I entered. I went in after just starting with only about one month of semi-regular training; I was also 35 pounds fatter then. I had no clue what I was doing and got key-locked within two minutes. That loss must be avenged!

    Thanks. It took me about the same amount of time to start exercising and stop taking my depression and weight gain as inevitable. Jiu-Jitsu certainly changed my life in drastic ways.

    Right now I only have the Kumite Classic scheduled; however, I will probably add one or two in the meantime.
     

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