Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Next Tournament Grappler's Quest NJ

My next tournament will be Grapplers Quest in Wayne, NJ on March 24th. I plan to compete in novice and hope to drop down to 169 for the competition. I am currently weighing in at 183.5 but I believe I will be 175 by the time of the tournament, so I will only need to drop 6 pounds of water weight.

Grapplers Quest is a two day tournament and I can only make it to the first day, so I will only be doing the No-Gi division. I look forward to the Grapplers Quest because it is suppose to be more organized than Naga and have slightly better competition.

Naga Philly No-Gi Competition

I posted the video of me placing second in the Gi competition a few days ago. I also competed in the No-Gi novice division which is for people with 6 months or less experience. There were eight people in my division and I ende up placing first. Most of my matches end up basically just a wrestling match where the winner was decided by a takedown. To be honest most of the matches were pretty boring so I just posted the highlights in the video below. I only got footage for the first and third match unfortunately. Find out what to expect at your first grappling tournament.

Video of first Gi Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Monday, February 27, 2012

Top reasons to train in Jiu Jitsu

Top reasons to train jiu jitsu:

1) It is fun

2) Improve your health

3) Competing in jiu jitsu is a very satisfying and fun

4) It will help you learn discipline

5) You will meet interesting people and make friends

6) It is good for blowing off steam

7) It can help in weight loss

8) it is one of the most effective martial arts for self defense

9) It is more interesting exercise than the treadmill

10) Jiu jitsu will help you improve your strength, endurance and balance

These reasons are not in order of importance. Please post additional reasons in comments.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Philly Naga White Belt Middle Weight Gi Highlights

I just competed in my first grappling tournament, Philly Naga 2012. I dropped 7 pounds of water weight to make middle weight (179 lbs). It was a good experience all around. There were 15 people in my division and I placed second with two months of training. My record was 3 wins, one loss. Below is a video of the highlights. Find out what to expect at your first grappling tournament.