Whoo Atlantic Canadian Judo Champ!

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  1. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    Just had Atlantics in Canada this weekend. I was soooo nervous going into my fights that I wanted to puke. I fought in the Junior +100 category, and the senior +100 category. I was just nervous as hell goin in, cause my coach was tellin me how the provincial coach would be watchin, and he'll be the one picking the people to go to Junior Nationals in July.

    Anyways, the first fight was an orange belt that I didn't have much trouble winning against. He screwed up a kouchi satemi and I pinned him with kesa Gatame for ippon. The second match was against a french brown belt, and maaaan was he tough. I just got my green last tourny. So I ended up fighting him, and he kept using the russian grip and I was forced to play bent over judo, cause I couldn't break his grip. It was frustrating to say the least cause he controlled me. So the first time we hit the mat, I go for a cross collar choke and sunk it in, ut that was after matte was called cause we were out. The second time I threw him with a kosoto gake counter for wazari, and tried to work the cross collar choke again. I got sloppy and rolled over, and had him in my guard. I tried an armbar then, and had it sunk in, but he stood up so I hooked his leg with my arm looking for a sweep, but then he just drops on his knees and knees me in the head. The knee hit my eye and knocked my head into the mat, and I thought I was done cause I was rocked bad. I had to stall out after the hit, and stood up, still wopozy. We fought a little longer, and then I finally had enough. So while he had the russian grip with me bent over, I pulled and then put my head under his belt grip/lower back grip, grabbed his pant leg, drove my hips through, and started lifting him while running forwar, and then I slammed him for ippon.SOOOOOOO HAPPPY haha. I felt like matt hughes or something, but instead of double leg, it was a beautiful te guruma hhaa.

    After that I was awarded gold, and apparently I made a real good impression on the coach for our province, so if I win provincials I think I'll be fightin junior nationals!

    I'm a bit bummed because in the senior category I got thrown and pinned by a 300 pound blue belt, and then I lost stupidly to his cousin who was an orange (he's been doin it for 2 1/2 years, and I'm a few weeks past my first year). He threw me with a sloppy harai or tai otoshi, I don't remember, but my leg was caught, and his body was on the ground, so it wasn't very tight, and I tried to step over but it was my bad knee and it buckled. I was done after that, I couldn't even walk properly for a few minutes it hurt soo bad. So I'm real disapointed about that, but I can;t complain, and those guys, were real tough, I'm not trying to take anything awayf rom them. Anyways, a successful weekend for me. No point to thread really, I'm just ecstatic haha.
     
  2. Ozfight

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    Congratulations mate.
     
  3. ShanghaiBJJ

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    Congrats Man from China!
     
  4. Happy Boy

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    Well done, and see what I told ya about not fighting pretty but winning, that big te guruma is something you would never do uchikomi for but you buried a guy you probably should have lost to with it, and you got the gold. Well done man, congrats.

    How bad was the comedown an hour or so later? I had the weirdest experience once, I was so pumped for this one tournament here that every throw I did was a huge roar and all in, and I won every match with a huge o-soto, and about an hour later myself and my girl were on the train back when all the adrenaline wore off, and I was in tears!! Seriously, I dunno why, I wasnt happy or sad, I just couldnt control myself!!
     
  5. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one man. Judo has soo many highs and lows its ridiculous. You get so emotionally into it. After I lost my senior matches, the entire way home, I was just crushed. It's only the day after that i feel good about winning gold, and not worrying about losing in the senior. After my first tournament last year, I won my first fight in spectacular fashion, and then lost two fights, one of which to a guy I knew I could beat. I swear that night before I slept, I was cryin like a little baby. It's fucking embarassing as hell, but for some reason, there is just so much emotional input when you're fighting on the tatami. Most people won't understand until they go through it. I don't feel the same when I'm at grappling competitions, but for judo its just highs and lows like I said.

    Though thanks guys!
     
  6. Happy Boy

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    Yeah it does, the most frustrating is when you gas. That is so hard to take, knowing you were good enough but just didnt go hard enough in training and someone not as good gets you down the stretch cos you were too tired to give it your best.

    Congrats again. When is your blue grading?
     
  7. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Way to go. Cheers IChinaMan!!:D

    Don't sweat the seniors yet, they're typically going to be stronger and your still getting stronger.
     
  8. Happy Boy

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    You must be a senior now Q? Eh what? Ha ha
     
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    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    You may now call me a 'Master(s)'.:)

    I'm getting weaker...:(
     
  10. IChinaManI

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    haha thanks guys. I have no idea about blue. I'm thinkin the start of next season, since I've only been doing judo for a full year now, and just got my green like I said. Depends though if I make it to nationals, and actually place :eek:, we'll see haha. I'm getting ahead of myself now.
     
  11. Darkslide632

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    Congrats to you!
     
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    Congrats man!

    Nice job!
     
  13. Hammer Time

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    alright buddy. keeo training consistently and u'll do well in provincials
     
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    Congrats!

    Throw hard!
     
  15. Nickynoneck

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    dude i wish i was there .. you know we would have fought in seniors , and i know the blue your talking about . he dodged me last year he didnt go into the senior divsion and went to open , and last year i took that nasty osoto and swear i had a concussion i almost fell asleep at the wheel on my way home!


    good job just to think last year you were the tall flimsy guy with the good single leg . you gotten so much better in such a short amount of time . wish i would have seen the te guruma though .

    you should try to cut this summer you would be a monster for - 90 and i know you could make it .

    you gonna do anything this summer ?? iam almost better ! i did some break falls and rolls today on my kictchen floor and i had no pain my shoulder is up to strength . so iam prob going to fit plus in the summer to get my ne waza up and work on my conditioning to get back in shape .
     
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    next season go to two tournaments in a row and start showing up to class most the time and you will be blue
     
  17. Happy Boy

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    Master Q?
     
  18. IChinaManI

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    Yeah it was awesome man. The blue belt guy may not be the one I fought. I think you might be thinking of Scott something or other. He fought at the dal tournament a few weeks ago, and I beat him twice for gold in senior. I fought him in provincials last year, and he beat me easy with two wazaris. He was fighting in openweight and won open I think. I'm not sure..

    Yeah I don;t know about -90. -100 maybe, but bryan campbell is the champ there, and I wouldn't have much of a chance to make it to junior nationals. Kyle wants to go to junior nationals as well, and even though he fought -100 this tourny, and he also said that he wants to make -90. I think he'll move up to fight me at provincials. He wants to fight junior nationals real bad like me, so I think he'll probably do move up. I'm so nervous for provincials now, I want to puke haha. I'm thinkin about not playing rugby anymore, and just goin into judo super seriously. Don't want any nasty injuries from rugby either :s.

    I can't wait till you can get back into judo though, I need some bigger guys to fight. We always have also newaza rounds too haha. Yeah I'm going to china in the summer and hopefully I'll be training, sightseeing, and watchin olympic judo :eek: haha.
     
  19. EE6_TBOIO_MATb

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    Congrats man.

    When u say a tough French Brown, do u mean French-Canadian ? Or some people from France came to compete ????

    Huh ? :s
     
  20. Nickynoneck

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    Awesome man !! def get some training over there if you can .

    so if i do go to bjj in the summer iam gonna start saving for a nice atama gi i think .

    white with the red atama goingd own the sleeves i think would be nice .

    my physio keeps telling me that hes has seen grade 3 injuries that pain has lasted for months on end and i really have had no pain 5 days after my injury , he said all i have to focus on now is getting back to judo iam fine doing everyday things and such ( told me that weeks ago) so iam going to the gym april 1st iam gonna do cardio/stretching/pilates/yoga with my gf i think for the first month then start adding small weights and such in may and see if iam good enough to go to bjj in june .
     

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