Runcible Blog


I'm planning on competing in two upcoming grappling tournaments:

  • NE Grappling Challenge at Bridgewater State on May 30.  The rules and weight divisions seem favorable for a beginner like me.  It could be interesting.
  • NAGA East Coast Championship in Providence on June 27.  This will be a much bigger event.  I'll probably have no chance.

I didn't think I'd be ready for a tournament, but my instructor, Mark, convinced me by saying, "nobody is ever ready for a tournament."  It didn't take much convincing.  My game plan is to distract my opponents with my vale tudo shorts and then try for o soto gari or maybe even seoi nage.  Once on the ground, I'll rely on my excessive sweatiness to evade submission...


In other news, Tabblo passed the 2 year anniversary of the official acquisition date (and our time in Marlborough).  I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it's a notable event.


It's also getting close to the time when I have to decide whether to renew my lease here or move somewhere else.  Since I just applied for a passport, my options will be more open!  Got any wild suggestions?