2011 Mundials BJJ Experience

Frank Camacho, Steve Roberto, Jose Quan

Frank Camacho, Steve Roberto, Jose Quan

A couple days have passed since the 2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. When I think of 2011 World Championships the “I should of done this I should of done pops in my head!” I should of popped that grip off!

I competed in the Middle (Medio) weight division as a purple belt in the 2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. I was eliminated in the 5th round quarterfinals in my division. In the division were 80+ other competitors fighting for the title as 2011 World Champion.

I was ready to rock n roll! I was feeling good on the mats. When I was getting into my position I felt like I was BEASTING!!!! I was having the time of my life… Having so much out there applying all the techniques my Coach, Master Lloyd Irvin, has taught me since day one. I gotta say… The Lloyd Irvin system is FLAWLESS! You just gotta have it. Im still working on the systems, but the positions Master Lloyd has been working on with me, when I get to my position, I feel as if I am UNSTOPPABLE! NO ONE CAN STOP ME!

1st Match: Win via DQ
2nd Match: Win via Points
3rd Match: Win via Kimura Submission
4th Match: Win via Points
5th Match (quarterfinals): Loss! Put to sleep via baseball bat choke.

The past few days I’ve been meditating on my last match. The things I could of done differently for a better outcome. But then I come at the situation from a different angle. My last fight at the Mundials is gonna change my whole perspective on jiu-jitsu now! That single match has made me realize that no matter how much you’re smashing someone on those mats, all it takes is one little mistake. JUST ONE! Its not how you start the fight, its how you end it.
I was talking to BJJ Black Belt Coach Berto about my match and he was saying how everyone that practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu works so hard to millimeters and milliseconds. If you’re hand grip is a fraction of an inch off it may cost you the match. If you were half a second late on a transition, it can cost you the position and/or the match.

Master Donnie always reminds me not to forget that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art. All the different arts we practice now for sport was used at one point in time for combat and self defense. Back in the day, if you were off by an inch or a second late you were dead! When i think about it like that… it puts a lot of things into perspective.
That means I was killed at the 2011 World Championships! DEAD! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

The Beauty of Jiu-Jitsu! Gotta love it!

Thanks for stopping in! Train hard!

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