I recently found out that the Battle on the Plains IV Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is coming up in about a month. I had been doing a good job of competing on a regular basis, and then I broke my wrist five months ago, so now it’s been eight months since I last competed. I really don’t want to think about competition right now, but I know it’s time to jump back in the game, so I will be entering the tournament.
There’s a good chance I’m only going to compete in gi this time, because that’s what I train the most often. I just don’t even want to think about competing in no gi at this point. Well actually, as I said before, I don’t want to think about competing at all, but if I have to I would prefer to just focus on gi. My last two grappling tournaments were both no gi, and I got crazy new gi skills I wanna try out! I know that I have improved since my past competitions, and my biggest challenge is going to be to not defeat myself (as I have in the past). As long as I can keep my wits about me, and not let my nerves get the better of me, my progress should be evident.
Tuesday when I was rolling with Conan, over half of the class was watching and coaching me, which made me hella nervous! I figure if I can survive that, then the tournament should be a breeze, because I’m pretty sure I will not have to fight Conan.
So now my off-season has officially ended. A couple of months after the Battle on the Plains is the Cornhusker State Games. I’ve already been asked by a few people if I’m going to compete in Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Judo like I did last year and my answer is “I don’t know, I haven’t decided yet, stop bugging me, I don’t want to think about any of it, go away before I punch you in the spleen!” Let the games begin!