The BJJ Blue and White Festival – Bangkok

Hey guys, hope everyone had a great new year!

I wanted to share with you guys a video recap of my fights from a BJJ competition I participated in a couple weeks ago in Bangkok, Thailand.
They hold a “Blue and White Festival” in Bangkok about 3-4 times a year and it’s a small competition that is open to white and blue belts. I was eager to compete as there isn’t much of a competition scene in Thailand and since from what I had seen through Facebook of the previous tournaments I would probably have a fair amount of competitors in my bracket.
I decided to fly up to BKK a day and a half before the competition. As it was my first time flying somewhere for a specific comp I learned a couple valuable lessons on what not to do when traveling for a competition. I’ll share them with you guys next week in an article called “The Three Nevers of Competiton Preperation”.

The tournament itself ended up being a surprising dissapointment as only three other blue belts signed up to compete and I was also told by one of the hosting gym’s coaches that “it’s not fair that you’re competing here today.”

I was pretty surprised at the situation, but it is what it is and I still was able to come away with a couple valuable lessons. The bottom line is I look at is as a valuable and positive learning experience.

Here are my fights from the competition.

Hope you enjoy.


The Blue and White BJJ Festival

The Blue and White BJJ Festival


Here’s to a 2014 Full of Mistakes! Happy New Year Guys!

Hey guys, hope everyone had a great new year’s eve!
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone that’s been following the IMBJJ blog for all the support and to also share with you guys my mantra for the new year: To keep making mistakes.

I hope you enjoy the video and please leave a comment and let me know how you guys feel about what I said and what’s your mantra for the new year!

Oss and happy new year!

Here's to a 2014 Full of Mistakes!

Here’s to a 2014 Full of Mistakes!