#BJJEUROPEANCHAMPIONSHIP2016

The journey

Rise and shine, Friday 22nd of January 4am. I kissed my wife and said bye.

I went downstairs to the kitchen and weighed myself with the Gi, 88.3kg. The good news is that I am on weight, the bad is that I will eat a lot of salad today.

I have a coffee, check everything and leave Susannah, Milo and Noah my family for the first time in mylife.

4.50 on my way to the bus statio, at 5.25am the coach hit the road.

5.25-8.05am reading nutrition books, we arrive at stansted and I eat my 3 boiled eggs, king prawns salad with cucumber, cherry tomatoes and olives. 

At 10am, I am on the plane and it is a rocky journey, like in the bad movies. We are asked to stay with the seat belt fasten the whole trip... Scary

12.50pm we land in Lisbon and I am in my room texting my wife around 2pm. The hotel is closed to the airport and 45 minutes away from the venue. 

Around 3.30pm I moved to the venue, and it is the best I have ever experienced. I know why the European is the biggest BJJ TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD. 

I thought That the change of venue was due to economical reasons, to charge at the door.

No there are simply more fighters and the audience is made of fighters, awesome VIBES. 

I am back at hotel, tired and starved, I eat more salad and get myself ready to bed. 

Tomorrow is the DAY. 

 As I step on the mat, fears, doubts anything which is not killing instinct will be gone... 

As I step on the mat, fears, doubts anything which is not killing instinct will be gone...