I am yet to enter my first Gi comp. I should, I know – but a combination of things have stopped me to date.
– I hadn’t been training much in Gi, working more No Gi instead for upcoming comps.
– I haven’t felt as ‘in control’ in Gi – all these grips that render me useless and find me tapping from chokes I never saw or felt coming!
– I don’t have a game plan.
The last one I’m only just getting my head around. At the last Gi round robin (where I spectated and thought later, ‘I should have entered’) I overheard a girl talking to her teammates about how their game plans were coming together nicely and really working for them, great implementation of their game plans etc.
What on earth is this game plan and how do I get one?!
I really didn’t know where to start.
I’m thinking about entering the Synergy Pro or a local comp coming up at Melbourne Uni – they’re not far away, and I haven’t been training super consistently, but I want to do one .. just to throw myself into another comp asap.
So I mentioned it on Twitter, and got tweeting @JiuJitsuJournal who has written this great post – exactly what I need to begin.