Danish Open BJJ and Training

Have not been training that much lately. I host the biggest  BJJ competition in Denmark, the Danish Open. This year is was the 7th time that we do that, and I think that we get better and better at it. There is so much work in having a competition that size. I fixed the homepage, so that the brackets, schedule and every thing is more automated. This will in the end save a lot of time.
This year the kids fought round robin, to make sure that they would get a lot of fights. From 16 years and up we did single elemination. Everything went after the plan, with only minor errors.

The nice thing is that all the brackets are online, completely updated. You will be able to see how fare you got in your bracket. This is a really nice feature, that I have not seen before.

Check out this bracket Purple Belt Adult (18 years and up) Male Leve -76.0 kg.  If you click on one of the names, you can see that fighters profile, how many fights he had, what titles he won in DOBJJ.

The next competition is Dansk Grappling Liga, here I use a similar system for brackets and so on. http://grapplingliga.dk/ with all kinds of stats, like most popular submission, who won the most fights. What kind of submission that the fighter uses. ect.

Had and inflamation in my shoulder this week, so I only trained once so far, hopefully tomorrow will be better

Europeans reflections

I did not update my blog the last week of my training for the europeans, I was to tired, sick, injured and had other things to do. I still have some videos from the last days of training, I will have them ready as soon as I finish the fight videos from the competitions.
I twisted my knee two weeks before we had to leave for Portugal, not as bad as last year, but bad enough that I had to sit out the some days of training, but I think that I had trained hard and was in good shape for the competitions, the only thing is your head in that situation. You start to worry about the fights more them you would have, or at least I do. I also got a cold, I always do that this time of year, I’m not build for this kind of weather 🙂
The training every morning, was really good for my preperation and I felt in good shape. I was tired in between the fights, but I think that was because of the waiting and the sickness.

My first fight was good I think, almost got taken down once and he got me in a reverse armbar, but it I got out of it and passed his guard. My second fight was really bad, I got into his haft guard and he did a lock down on my leg and that was more or less the rest of the fight, could not move out of it, and I lost the fight.

  • I need to work more on my stand up game plan, if I want to be on the top
  • Take more charge of the fight on top, and dont let the guy work his guard.
Here is my first fight. The first fight is always the hardest. All the nerves and you have to not felt the mat yet. I think that it went alright, I did not get tired, almost got caught in an armbar, right before the pass. After looking at the fight, the moment that he has my arm felt a lot longer than it looks like on the video 🙂