Today I competed in the “Heart of England” competition, this is one of the main events on the BJA calender and is a ranking event. In total I had 4 fights and won the Gold medal. My longest fight lasted just over 1 minute, although things could easily have gone completely wrong! just a few seconds into my first fight of the day I threw my opponent and went into ground work, I quickly turned him onto his back and applied an armlock. The referee stopped the fight and indicated that he was going to disqualify me for applying the armlock, fortunately for me my coach Bill Kelly was on hand to point out to the ref that in my age group armlocks were allowed. Point made the referee restarted the fight and within 10 seconds I threw my opponent and went into ground work, applied the armlock and won the fight for the second time and there were still 3minutes and 5seconds left on the clock. This set the scene for the day and most of my fights followed a similar pattern.
I earnt another 10 points towards my 1st Dan at the comp. I now have 90 points and just need another 10 to gain my black belt. Well back to training now and I’ve just got to wait to see what happens now competition wise.