Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Got The Itch...

This is my locker at my gym,
The logo is the CiaPaulista Australia patch.
When I compete I represent this team.
 I have one more week of training before I have the op for my hernia. I'll be off the mat for 4-6weeks and will not be ready to compete until mid June. I'm so keen to get back on the competition mat and compete for my team. I have always competed since I started doing Jits, just over 3yrs ago. I did my first comp after only 1months training. I really want to do as many comps as I can every season. But due to work, injuries and life outside of jits. I've not been able to compete as often as I want too. I've had a shit start to the year with Illness and injuries but after I recover from this latest surgery I will be looking to hit the competition mats with full force the second half of this year. I believe competing is a short cut to improving your Jiu-Jitsu and to improving yourself in lots of other ways. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you have to compete to be good at jiu-jitsu. I'm saying it helps you develop faster. It really forces your hand. You become aware of your weight, your conditioning, your standup game and your all round comp game. You train harder in preparation for a comp and having set dates give you excellent goal setting time frames. Win, lose or draw, I always take lots of positives and lots of things to work on out of my matches. I'll keep a bit of a track on my recovery programme post op and my preparation for my first comp back on here. Hope someone finds it useful.
C u on the mat,