We're all aloud to do this ;)
Yesterday my boys both competed at
The Grand Canyon State Open, Tyson (my older son) who competes frequently and
trains consistently and hard, took Silver, falling short in the last 8 seconds
of the final. Tyson competes well and has worked hard to get to where
he is! I'm very proud of his dedication to Jiu Jitsu and the great man he's
turning out to be!
Seth....is another story!
Seth (my 9 year old) does not like to train, how ever, he loves to compete!
Luckily for him, he is very athletic and
strong. Unfortunately, in Jiu Jitsu this will only work for so
long! Seth told me about a month ago (after training only a handful of times in
the past 3 years) that he wanted to do a tournament. I was excited that he
was interested, he typically prefers skateboarding over BJJ, I told him he
could compete but, HAD to put in some training time. He trained, at most 8-9
times. Still being a white belt, the athleticism came into play! Seth took
Silver in a 5 man bracket, loosing to a kid, who clearly put in his mat time, in
the final! I'm hoping this loss will get him motivated to start training and
competing in the future! I'm very proud of him for getting out there, and most
important...he had a great time!