Just had my first Jiu-Jitsu competition over the weekend in the ATL. When I first decided to compete saying I was nervous would be an understatement, I haven't competed in a tournament since high school wrestling over 20 years ago. All kinds of negative thought where going through my head. With Professor Jeremy and the rest of my Jiu-Jitsu brothers and sisters we where able to put a game plan together. The closer we got to the tournament the less worried I was about winning or losing because I was just focused on executing what we practiced. Other than some performance anxiety I felt as ready as I could be, win or lose. I can't thank Professor Jeremy and the rest of our family enough for drilling with me, trouble shooting, staying late, answering questions, and teaching me new techniques. But what I am most thankful for is for what all those things gave me....the state of mind when the match started to think "hey, do your best, if things aren't going your way, roll with it, do your best to get out, your team is still behind you 100%" I can't thank you guys enough for the feeling that gave me to be able to think like that. If you are physically able to compete in a tournament, even if its just once, I definitely recommend it, the experience is well worth it. And I couldn't be happier to share this experience with everyone at Brentwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I love you guys. Osssss!
Tony E., Franklin, TN