156052_229071267232448_1688043545_nMy year chasing the tournament road has come, 2013 will be mine. This past tournament was fun, and it was not until the two hour drive home that I realized what happened. I competed in my first tournament as a blue belt, not only did I compete but I firmly established that I belong in this division. When I really thought about what I did, I was really excited and my goals have been reestablished and dreams are getting closer to reality.
While at the New Breed tournament, I had the opportunity to talk to Tier 1 Training coach, Alan Shebaro about his gym and how important doing cross fit is for the overall performance in Bjj. This really got me thinking, perhaps I need to step up my training, not just strength training but cross fit as a tool to get my muscles better prepared for a Bjj match. The idea seems fairly straight forward and makes sense, I will be adding onto my training regimen different cross fit drills.
My next goal is in sight and is pretty exciting, the next big tournament coming through the Dallas/ Fort Worth area is the IBJJF Open in Dallas in May. This is a big tournament and one I have been looking forward to for some time, this is my year and I will be training my little heart out – I love this sport!

If you are ever in the Wichita Falls, TX area and are looking for a new gym or are curious about the sport, or if your simply passing through town please stop by and train with us at Redriverbjj.com

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