Dragon's Tale

Just another female BJJ enthusiast

Just another day

Today was just another day of training. Started my day off with conditioning at the gym with my coach then BJJ and some kickboxing. Saturdays are typically more laid back and relaxed type training. I rolled with two bigger guys in our gym. Sparring in kickboxing was not fun. I never really enjoy sparring but it’s good to do. Anywho…here are the videos from my matches last weekend at the tournament.

Please feel free to leave any comments or observations.


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2 thoughts on “Just another day

  1. So my first thought was…that girl in the first video just look so much bigger than you! It kind of sucks that weight classes for women are usually under 130 and above 130…maybe they add in a 130-160 weight class (which makes no big difference for us anyways). That’s one of the reasons I’m looking forward to moving out west…I know the big ones (Pans, Mundials) have blue belt women in all weight classes, even super feather, and I’m hoping there will be some not so huge ones too that have people our size.

    It’s difficult to comment consistently, given how the stand-up portion went in both matches. In the first, you definitely did a great job defending her attacks and trying to make the best of it (like when you went for her leg). It almost looks like she just threw you down, at which point you (sort of) pulled guard. In hindsight, I suppose pulling guard earlier when you would have had more control and did it on your terms might have been better, but that wasn’t your gameplan. Then, in the second match, she didn’t even try to stand and just pulled guard immediately! In that case, the only thing you could have done was either pull guard before (again, not in your gameplan, so not really worth worrying about), or (depending on the rules) trying to grab her pants on the way down for the ‘takedown’ points. Her guard-jump was so fast it really would have been difficult to land in a better top position. Maybe she pulled guard because she saw your stand-up from the first match and didn’t want to deal with it =)

    I wish I actually had something constructive to tell you…but all I have are observations. If it helps, I didn’t see any glaringly obvious mistakes, asides from what you already mentioned. It was also difficult to see the exact moment of the submission set-up in both matches, given the camera angle, but it didn’t look like you left limbs hanging out.

    Just out of curiosity, do you know if the other two girls compete a lot?

    • I really appreciate all your feedback and you even taking the time to watch these videos. Your observations are helpful. I’m glad to hear there weren’t any glaring mistakes…aside from that stupid move of pulling my hand out. 🙂 I’m not sure how much the other two have competed. I know the girl from the second match has competed in the Pans and may have even competed there twice, if I remember correctly. I would love, love, love the opportunity to roll with other women who are closer to my size! I’m sure you’ll be able to find some. Let me know how that goes! 🙂 Again, thanks for taking the time to watch and give me feedback!

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