Motorbike Matt fought a couple of hard fights in a big bracket along side Josh. Both fought well and strategically, unfortunately their opponents capitalized on one single ounce of pressure that is taken off.
Taho "Big Walker" Kakutani fought a couple of hard matches that were once again very close.
Scrappy Phil came out strong in his first match against a wiry purple belt. Phil did well working to pass the guard but his opponent caught him in a tight kimura getting the tap.
Randy the Baconater fought extremely well getting a wrap choke Brian just taught us last week (somebody stop this guy!), and losing a nail-biter by points. Not to bitch but Bacon passed dudes guard and was in side control and the ref was not counting fast AT ALL! Those points would have won the match. Not sayin', just sayin'.
Brett "Dutchess" Smith continues his no gi reign and is showing huge improvements in his gi game to boot. I am glad to hear he will be sticking around NWJJA for a while longer! Great addition to the dojo!
|Dutchess, the Cool Aid Kid, and Scrappy|
Thanks to Mike "Chicken Wing" Leary for showing up to help coach with Brian being out of town.
Yours truly did okay. I got a bye in my small bracket for the first round, then went on to go 1-1 in the double elimination format. I will analyze more after reviewing the tapes and letting shit sink it. My first fight I felt really solid and it showed as I dominated one of Marcelo's purple belts (James I think) keeping him from scoring a single point on me in the 7 minute match. I am a bit frustrated that I could not finish him, but I am happy with the win overall.
|Rocking the OTM RSC 420 Gi!|
Overall I am happy with everything I saw at the Revolution, and very proud of all the NWJJA fighters. I appreciate your positive feedback and patience in my attempts to help coach. I am new to coaching BJJ so I hope I helped more then I hurt. Any constructive feedback is greatly appreciated!