Sunday, 9 December 2012
We warm up, then get to passing guard. Then coach calls out two names and we're told to move to the sides.
It's on, grading Mataleao style. No announcement, no set pieces to demo, just two men and a scrap.
After my second scrap, coach pulls a purple belt from his bag and calls my name. I'm thinking 'no' and turns out I actually said it out loud.
On that day, tired, hungry and bemused I became a purple belt. It still feels surreal as I type this now.
Now begins the journey to prove I deserve that belt.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
|Half Guard Steve (HGS) getting ready|
I'll be adding more to this entry later, so come back and check it in about a week or so.
- fight videos (coming soon)
Usual black and white photos.
Friday, 21 September 2012
Considering I've not done any form of constructed exercise for two months as I was travelling in India. For my first day back I did well.
This is not to be taken as me smashing everyone I faced to pieces. What I mean is I was tapped a few times by a purple belt and held my own with the rest. But most importantly at no point did I feel I was being rag dolled.
Now this could be due to the gang easing me back into the mat wars.
But I feel it is related to me stripping down my BJJ game and focusing on the fundamentals of good base and working for superior position over the last year. And cutting out the fancy comp stuff like inverted guard etc
I did enjoy my first roll back. For the next few weeks my only goals related to BJJ are to simply show for the sessions on time and with all my kit. And to enjoy it. Simples.