So the Renzo Gracie invitational is over and I didn’t do half as well as I intented. My consolation is the fact that I was knocked out of the first round by the eventual 1st place winner, he spent all his time defending my submission attempts and only won due to points from one successful side mount. For me jiu-jitsu is more about the self defence than sport competition, so I can live with a loss on points.
I did learn a few things about myself and my game, I need to still improve my fitness levels and I need to work on preventing side mount, but other than that it was a great day.
For now I am happy to patiently wait for the Ryron Gracie seminars that are being held by the Academy. It is going to be awesome to meet and train with someone from the Gracie family.
Finally, here are some clips of Gary and James from the Academy, talking about Gracie Jiu-jitsu and self defence.