September 28, 2009

Big update to match my big achievements!

It's been a LONG time since I updated my blog. I've been lazy when it comes to writing stuff down like I used but that's partially because I started a new job and have less free time. I've still been training almost everyday and if not at least 5 or 6 times a week. Since I last updated this is what has happened...

- I was promoted and given my yellow belt (or a stripe for those of you who are familiar with those)
- I attended Grappler's Quest in Lancaster, PA this past weekend and placed 3rd in no gi and 4th in gi

Not much to say about being promoted, just that I was super excited! :)

Grappler's Quest was an awesome experience! I didn't win the whole thing like I had wanted but I think I did extremely well considering the amount of time that I have been training and that it was my first competition. I received a medal for 3rd place in no gi and couldn't be happier about it. The first match, I was guillotined in about 2 seconds and it came on fast! Honestly, I was not expecting it all and I have realized that I have been underestimating women a lot! I didn't let the first match get to me and came back to win my second match by arm bar to place 3rd! I didn't do well in gi but it was an all around learning experience. My teammates from Tai-Kai all did awesome and it was great to compete with everyone.

I am ready to take my training to a new level.

1 comment:

slideyfoot said...

Yellow belt? Interesting: how do promotions and the belt ranking system function at your gym?