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

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.

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