Qualifier Rio 2014 – First BJJ Competition Back in Brazil

Hey guys, Saturday I competed in my first BJJ competition since being back in Brazil, the FJJD Rio federation’s “Qualifier 2014″. So this week on the video blog I want to share my experience from there and the vibe of a BJJ competition in Rio de Janeiro.
It was a hard competition for me because I had caught a bad cold the previous day and was on the fence about competing.
I had a small 5 man bracket and was drawn to the side of the bracket where I would only need two wins to get gold so I decided to go for it.
My opponent in the semis no showed so I went on to the finals. The guy in the finals was tough and beat his previous two opponents within a minute each, but I was able to get the better of him that day. Not the way I want to win gold as it doesn’t feel very earned, but there’ll be a next time. I decided to skip the absolute as I had absolutely no energy and just wanted to go back to the hostel and lay in bed.
All and all not too bad of a start to the competition scene here. A couple days of bed rest and I’ll be back on the mats.
Oss!

 

Qualifier Rio 2014 - First BJJ Competition Back in Brazil

Qualifier Rio 2014 – First BJJ Competition Back in Brazil

Back to the BJJ Life in Rio – Quick Preview

Hey guys, hope everyone is well! So I’m back to Rio and the video blog is coming back with weekly episodes about everything Jiu Jitsu lifestyle in Rio. Anything and everything from training to competitions to the beaches to where is the best Acai is… Basically the plan is to capture how living and training in Rio feels like.
Let me know what you’d like to see!
I hope you enjoy!

 

Back to the BJJ Life in Rio - Quick Preview

Back to the BJJ Life in Rio – Quick Preview