Christian Graugart AKA the „Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter” Recently took first place in his first competition as a BJJ Black Belt. You can read his adventures travelling the World and training Jiu-Jitsu in the most unexpected places right here.
Here is his article about his experience at the London Open, competing as a newly minted black belt:
First competition as black belt is in the books
Came home from England today after a great weekend of fun with the guys and lots of good experiences both on and off the mats. We were a total of 13 guys from the team going and had rented a big house with pool and the works. Only thing lacking was the weather, but what can you expect from London in the fall 😀
I have been focusing a lot on rehab training and listening to my body, since I started training for the competition, and apart from a slight soreness in my left knee, I felt really good this weekend, when I stepped on the mat.
Repeating myself from most other competition blogposts over the last few years, I am still a bit sad that I am not more emotional in winning or losing. It was my first competition as a black belt and – albeit with a bit of “luck” along the way in the division – I took the gold medal in a major IBJJF event. Still, I didn’t bother a bit about it.