Hey guys, Some of you might recall that I was recently (November) promoted to purple. I decided to test my skill level out today in Atlanta at the IBJJF Winter Open to see where I stack up. I lost my first match 0-0 by ref decision, but I would agree with his decision. I spent about 14 months at blue belt and went undefeated in 20 matches, so it feels exciting to be the underdog having to climb my way back up. I had 22 guys in my bracket and to be honest, any one of them could have won; it was some serious competition. A ton of fun and a great overall experience for me. Here is my video of the match. Enjoy.