"Tournament Mode" Faces...

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  1. Junglist

    Junglist Green Belt

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    What's your facial reaction before/during/after entering a BJJ tournament?

    I havent entered a tournament myself yet but I think this is what my reaction would be before I step into my first match.




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    YOUR TURN!
     
  2. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    Ear to ear smile like a child at disneyland before match (to mask my nervousness), stone cold face during (just concentrating, not trying to be intimidating), shit eating grin after wards (combination of being gassed and happy to have finished a match).
     
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  4. Junglist

    Junglist Green Belt

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    please use pics to describe your feelings.
     
  5. GJJNY

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    Normal. And I even say 'hi' to the other competitors in my division.
     
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    Same here lol. I think it irritates some guys :)
     
  7. hustles

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    I'm at peace when I compete. I always wish my opponents good luck. I am out there to have a good time. Every time I step on the mats at a tournament my last thought is "respect is earned in the gym, competition is just for fun"
     
  8. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I am normally peaceful looking. But someone took this pic at The Pan this year.

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    My mouthpiece is in which makes me look weird.

    This is my, "I am trying to choke you to death" face.

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  10. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    I have the eyesight of a mole so I probably look very confused/zoned out as I don't really know what I am looking at

    In my mind I have a Fedor stare
     
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    I probably look like a death sentenced... even if I try to keep my cool :icon_neut
     
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  13. HEAVY GRAPPLER

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    Apparently, I have a "look" that some people find intimidating. It is actually because I cannot see anything far away without my glasses (like 20/200 vision.)

    If it intimidates people, great. I am usually sort of terrified going in.

    I do have a little thing where I walk around to the far side of the mat from my opponent, take off my glasses and flipflops and bow onto the mat. When I get on the mat, I think of my daughter as a way to relax and focus my mind. She gets all my medals as "necklaces" for dressup. She always asks me to bring her home a new one.

    In my head I look like Roger at the beginning of this video.

    YouTube - Roger Gracie
     

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