Brown belt matches from Helsingborg Open 2010, Swedish Open 2010, Nordic Open 2010 and Danish Open 2010

Here’s some old matches where I fought in the Helsingborg Open 2010, Swedish Open 2010, Nordic Open 2010 and Danish Open 2010 as a brown belt. It’s always nice to look back and then look at the present to see how your Jiu-Jitsu has progressed.

European Championship 2010

I remember having a period as a purple belt where I really disliked competing as I felt a lot of pressure and expectations on my shoulders and just feeling like the input I was getting was having a negative effect on my mental state. I just couldn’t cope with the idea that I had to perform to other peoples expectations so I didn’t really have many matches as a purple belt. I started competing again as a brown belt as that is where I somehow started to feel more comfortable and confident in my Jiu-Jitsu and also started not worrying with the expectations that I felt other people had in me. I was also in a bad mental state and had some bad habits outside of Jiu-Jitsu which really made me not live up to the potential that I probably had as I was more concerned with finding excuses as to why I didn’t need to train hard. I didn’t start Jiu-Jitsu to win gold medals or to become famous or anything like that. I lacked confidence and self-esteem and it become much more clear to me as a brown belt that only one persons expectations really mattered and that was the ones I put on myself. So I started to compete more and had quite a lot of success in the Scandinavian scene and won quite a lot of tournaments as a brown belt which all culminated when I won the IBJJF European Championship in Lisbon, Portugal, in the -76kg brown belt master division in 2012. All the matches can be found here on my blog or on my YouTube channel. Just scroll down and you will see 🙂

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It’s clear to see in these matches that I have a very tight style with a lot of pressure passing. I don’t open up to much and don’t do any advanced moves. I stick to the basics and try to make them work.

Check the matches out here!

Helsingborg Open 2010 – Semifinal in the -76 kg brown belt division.

Helsingborg Open 2010 – Final in the -76 kg brown belt division.

 

Swedish Open 2010 – Quarterfinal in the -76kg brown belt division.

Swedish Open 2010 – Semifinal in the -76kg brown belt division.

Swedish Open 2010 – Final in the -76kg brown belt division.

 

Nordic Open 2010 – Semifinal in the -76k brown belt division.

Same match with a different perspective.

 

Nordic Open 2010 – Semifinal in the -76k brown belt division.

Same match with a different perspective.

 

Danish Open 2010 vs a black belt in the Brown/Black belt open class. It’s fair to say I got smashed pretty good.