My Window To the World

 "Win or Learn..."

Today I lost a Gold and Won a Silver, truth been told I was going to win a medal as we were meant to be 3 people fighting and one did not turn up...

 

Nevertheless I ended up P... OFF, I had a chat with the judges at the end of the fight as I didn't understand and agree with the referee decision.

 

As most of you know, I am a competitor, I love to compete, I love to win and I often do, I hate to lose but I am ok with it when it is fair and square! (Check the picture below with my opponent, I am all smile as he did what we do, we fight withe respect and try to win)

Today was one of this fight when you are told that you 've lost, you rewind the film of the fight and Don't see when or why you did lose...

My opponent and some guys I don't even know who watched the fight were as surprised as I was by the final result.

Bottom line is I can't do anything, the final result is the final result and it said I 've LOST... I feel bad about it as it feels like losing a fight in the office not on the mat...

As I wrote at the beginning of the post "WIN OR LEARN"...Luke, Fordy and myself competed today and it didn't go well for any of us.

On the way back in the car, we commented on each and everyone fights. What did we do well, wrong...it was refreshing and really CONSTRUCTIVE, as it gives an idea, a direction towards where we can focus our future efforts.

We know what we have to work in order to keep on going, to keep on improving.

Despite the frustrations, the disappointment of today we are still enjoying the Journey.

 

As always massive thanks to the Train For Life community, Icon BJJ training partners, Johnny and Andy and of course to my wife Susannah for her love and support and my boys Milo and Noah for the motivation and inspiration.

 

Tomorrow another day, We have 2 months to get better, next stop Lisbon, the BJJ European Championship...

 Enemies on the mat and possible friends anywhere else, this is what clean competition does, to bring the BEST OUT OF PEOPLE. 

Enemies on the mat and possible friends anywhere else, this is what clean competition does, to bring the BEST OUT OF PEOPLE.