I competed in the Copa Ontario tournament this past Saturday and took gold. I won my first match by armbar against Lindsay, one of Omar’s blue belts, in 26 seconds, beating my previous “fastest submission” record by 12 seconds:
…and my second match (also by armbar) against my friend Nicole in about 1:50.
I hate competing in the gi but I am glad that I did the tournament, because it helped me test my mental preparation. This time, when I got to the venue, I wasn’t overly social even though I knew a lot of the people there. I went in with the express intent to fuck people up, and that’s what I did.
The mental part of the game is the one I have struggled with most, so it’s good to be testing new approaches. I think this one works for me.