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Month: November, 2013

CBJJF B.C. Provincials

A much quicker update, in more than one sense of the word!

The 16th was the CBJJF B.C. Provincials, which had a record 310 competitors register.  With so many people – an 8-man invitational-only No-Gi Brown belt bracket included – the normal schedule was a bit off, and saw most of the Genesis teammates compete within moments of each other or less.  Coach Jason was run ragged as he ran from match to match, though he inevitably missed a few.  Even a man such as he cannot be in two or three places at once.

The roundup: I lost my first match via Bow’N’Arrow choke.  I was unable to break my opponent’s posture while he was in my guard.  It’s a lesson to learn, and a hole in my game to patch up.

For now, the 2013 tournament season wraps up.  Now it’s back to regular training, and an upcoming weekend with Cobrinha himself to look forward to!

–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”
Your #1 Canadian eh?

Vancouver BJJ Challenge

November 2nd was the Vancouver BJJ Challenge in Richmond, and as a minor spoiler to this post, it’s the first time I have a picture of my hand being raised.

I say minor, because if you follow my Twitter, Instagram or Facebook at all, then you’ve been “spoiled” about the results almost two weeks ago.  And I say “spoiled” even though there’s no plot, only the suspense of waiting.

Let’s get to it:

As per usual, I competed in the middleweight adult male division, blue belt.  My first match was against a dude from Powell River BJJ, and after the full 6 minutes, I took the match 11-0 points, 1-1 advantages.  It was probably my most technical match to date.  I’ve uploaded the video below:

I lost my next match via submission, got caught in an armlock I haven’t seen for a while.  No excuses, only learning.

IMG_2643I have another tournament in a couple of days, maybe I’ll be a little more on-time with that one …

–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”
Your #1 Canadian eh?