On August 23rd, I competed at the Boston Summer Open IBJJF Championship. It felt great getting back into competition training. There were no other women competitors registered for my usual light feather weight class, so I decided to compete in feather, one weight class above mine. I easily made weight for this competition but unfortunately my first opponent did not. I went right through to the finals. I was feeling good during the fight and I was able to get a submission for the gold.
It is always unfortunate to see fellow competitors get disqualified for not making weight, especially at higher belt levels. I always monitor my weight very closely and I keep to my training, eating and drinking routine.
This was a good start to the fall competition season, I got some important tournaments coming up, stay tune.