On October 24th 2015, I competed in my first Jiu Jitsu tournament called the “Extreme Grappling Open” otherwise known as E.G.O. I am 35 and weighed in at 169 lbs so I fought in the “Masters Lightweight” division. There was only one other competitor in this bracket so we mutually agreed upon a best of three matchup. I won my first and second match, but I sustained an injury to my shoulder (type III separation). Overall, the whole experience was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
If you are interested in watching some scrappy White Belt maneuvers, feel free to watch the videos below.
Match 1 – Mullen wins!
Match 2 – Mullen wins 6-0)
The cool thing about BJJ is that you can fight each other for 5 minutes and then shake hands and remain extremely cordial 5 seconds after the match is over.
…and here’s the X-ray of my shoulder afterwards