for the first time this weekend. first spin as a blue belt. only had 2 matches. first guy i submitted with a collar choke from top side mount. broke my finger death gripping his collar, didnt realise it until after my second match. tough guy, I had the choke sunk for art least a minute. i would have tapped alot earlier. second guy no takedowns for entire 6 mins, about 20 seconds left i make a huge mental error and pull guard and get passed immediately. he wins 2-0. i had a mental block on takedowns, i just kept going for the same thing over and over. he was blocking me out and would take a few shots of his own, though he never came close to taking me down. He went on to win the open. I would have liked to have another crack, but alas, my poor finger. got to work on my guard... was afraid to go on bottom, and couldnt get him down, so we stayed standing. full of self loathing.