2023 Dallas Open – Double Silver

I took a quick trip to Dallas to compete in the IBJJF Dallas Summer Open in preparation for the IBJJF Masters Worlds coming up at the end of this month.

jiu-jitsu black belt arm bar set up

Tough matches all around. I won the semi final in the heavyweight division by an arm bar submission.

jiu-jitsu black belt heavyweight podium

I had to face my good friend Brian in the heavyweight final. Prior to today we were 7 and 6 against each other at black belt. He pulled guard and has a tough sweep game, which I fell victim to. The match ended with me behind on points with a score of 2-0.

jiu-jitsu black belt open division victor

The Master 6 Black Belt open division consisted of 6 competitors, including myself. I drew a bye for the first round. I was able to win the second round on points, 3-0.

The open final turned out to be a repeat of the heavyweight final. Again, I lost on points, 2-0. Hats off to my friend on his double-gold for the day!