Bushido Open BJJ Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Bushido Open BJJ Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Team Bushido BJJ Competitors

Well this weekend I attained 3 of my goals that I had set for this year.

  1. To get my bodyweight down to under 180 lb. (at the weigh in i was 179.5)
  2. To Compete At The First Bushido Open (I got 3rd in my division which I was happy with)
  3. To NOT Get injured LOL (Fire dept is hiring and I don’t want to mess that up)

But this isn’t about me, this is about all the people who competed this weekend!  It’s about everyone who has trained their butts off and came out to compete on a crappy miserable, rain stormy day!

Cory Avery - Todd Hodder Best Spirit Award Winner

It shows the drive and passion they have for Jiu Jitsu, for Competion, and for being a part of their TEAM!

See a lot of people who have never tried Jiu Jitsu have NO IDEA just how damn hard and technical the sport is!

They just see 2 guys rolling around (which some guys just cant handle anyways).  They dont see it as a “Real Man’s Sport” like say Boxing.  Well let me tell you it is one hell of a hard sport and one of the best ways you could exercise!  It may look easy but you can’t imagine how hard physically this is.

I can take anyone who is in good shape and after 5 minutes rolling they will want to die.  It’s a demanding sport that requires intense cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, and a lot of thinking!

It’s like a game of Submission Ches.  You make a move to see what the other person is going to do, but those moves involve getting choked out and arm barred!

Anyways I just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone that competed and of course to ALL the members & volunteers of Team Bushido!  Thank you all for coming out and competing.

I am very lucky to have such great friends and team mates to train with.

The 1st Bushido Open pulled in close to 60 Competitors and I think it was one of, if not, the BIGGEST Jiu Jitsu tournament EVER in Newfoundland!  I think that is pretty damn awesome!

If you aren’t familiar with Bushido or Jiu Jitsu I am offering you a FREE WEEKS MEMBERSHIP!  Come in and try it out.  I can PROMISE YOU that it is the the most fun workout you will have!  Not only do you learn some self defence, you get a great workout, meet some awesome people and best of all get a crazy workout!

IF you were at the Bushido Open Please Post Some FEEDBACK!! I would LOVE to hear from YOU!

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  • ken power

    one of the hardest working people i’ve ever met. great job, rob.

  • Craig M

    Huge day Rob, I can’t imagine it having gone off any better than it did. Huge kudos to everyone who put it together. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Erik Whitten

    hey rob, that was a great tournament for the BJJ community in newfounland. It brung clubs together to compete for awards, pride, as well as experience. Its great to see various clubs to compete against each other in newfoundlands first Bushido open! I can’t wait for the next one, ill be more preapred and im hoping to see more competitors!

    Cheers, Erik

  • Jon Brake

    Excelent day of really good competition, very well organized, thankyou Rob and Mike for giving the fighters a venue to display our skills. I met alot of new people and some new training partners. I think the refs did a great job for their first time judging a event that size. Cant wait for the next one

    Stay strong and train smart, Jon