Last weekend, my tournament was a first for me. I was repeatedly elbowed in the jaw by one of my opponents during the match. Honestly, I don't know how to feel about that whole situation. After the match, I was really angry and upset. Now, I'm just disappointed, in my opponent for even doing it and the Ref for not catching it. I am still kind of shocked with the fact that both of my opponents parents and coaches are proud of that kind of behavior. It's quite honestly ridiculous! I also kind of pity my opponent for the fact that she would even think about doing that at a cancer fundraiser/tournament. I'm embarrassed for her and her gym/school.
In my opinion, Jiu Jitsu isn't about winning, as I stated in a previous blog. I guess they don't feel the same way. They must not love Jiu Jitsu the way I do. They must just want medals under their belts or something.
On Tuesday, after one of my teammates being gone for over a month, came back. I know what to work on in the next couple of weeks before my next tournament. I learned from this experience that people aren't always in it for the right reasons, but those are the people that also won't make it far in life.
I hope you enjoyed!😜