Gold Medal

I felt like I’ve abandoned my blog, but the reason is these past week I’ve been freaking busy training for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament that happened last Sunday. I barely had time to turn on my laptop. I had an amazing day last sunday in San Diego at Jiu-Jitsu World League Tournament. I had 2 matches and fought very focus doing my best.I brought home  a gold medal and not injuries.I got first place in my weight category which is Feather (115-130lbs) I wokeup weighing 117lbs. I was so stoked getting the first place. The tournament gives you so much adrenaline that I cant describe in words, only doing for to experience and feel it. Also, you sweat a lot.

The Jiu-Jitsu journey has been pretty good in my life and just started. The gentle art as been helping me in so many ways. I miss Brazil very much and be on the tournaments and meet people of my native origin. I can speak my native language which is Portuguese, eat brazilian snacks and have fun. Every time I do a tournament I  see how much I’ve been improving. Jiu-Jitsu it’s not an easy sport and requires a lot of dedication and discipline, but the results are worthful. Needs to have patience, if you dont have you will learn to be patient. The journey is long and will never end if you keep going.

 I had  mys first contact with BJJ when I was 17, passed 16 years and 10 months ago I decided to come back. I did take 6 weeks off from November to December and since then even with the injured ankle, I’ve been stepping on the mats at least 3 times per week. Next week has an important Tournament coming up and I need to keep training hard to prepare myself for it. I do have a awesome team mates and my professors are all competitors and love the gentle art. I’m so blessed in to be at Carlson Gracie Academy.

I would recommend this sport for everyone, not only helps you with self-defense, it also works on yourself making you a better person. I will be posting more about my Jiu-Jitsu journey under the tag Jiu-Jitsu. Because I found in Jiu-Jitsu so many challenges and I love to practice.

I have the videos of my matches at my Facebook page.

Hopefully, more and more women get interested in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a good cardio and self-defense sport. Helps to work in your emotions and makes you stronger. Doesn’t matter what age you are, you can start anytime.

I want to know about you. Are you familiar with the gentle art Jiu-Jitsu? Do you practice or practiced any Martial Art? Let me know commenting below. If you have any questions about, please don’t hesitate in to ask me.

Love, Jelly.

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