How I Came Back to BJJ Competition After a Serious Injury
Where to begin…
Well, two Sundays ago I competed after not having competed since December 2013 (that was my purple belt competition debut after having been promoted that same summer). On February 22, 2015, I won gold in my division, and I won silver in the absolute (had to use a lot of different strategies against a larger opponent).
That Sunday was the first time I had ever made it to the podium of the absolute. I was absolutely devastated after losing in the absolute. I had an opportunity that I failed to capitalize on, and, much to my dismay, my opponent executed better and beat me.
In retrospect, I had nothing to feel bad about. After all the dust has settled, the mats packed up and put away, and the body aches have set in, I know that I am truly lucky.
Last weekend, in and of it self, was a victory, period.