Judo and Karate Training Update

Judo and Karate Training Update


Hey guys, Preston here with another episode
of Grappler Going Abroad. Today I’m just going to talk a little bit about what I got going
on with my Judo and Karate stuff, just giving you guys a general training update. I just
took a test for my Green Belt in Shotokan Karate. I didn’t take it with my sensei, I
took it with my sensei’s sensei. So, that was pretty intimidating. For some reason,
when I take Judo belt tests I’m never, you know, I’m always super relaxed when I’m doing
Judo belt tests, but for some reason getting up in front of a whole bunch of people during
my karate belt test and doing my kata or doing my kihon and doing my sparring combinations,
theres something about that thats nerve-racking to me. I always tend to perform a little bit
subpar in comparison to when I do my kihon and my kata and my sparring combinations in
class normally. So that was an intimidating experience. I passed, so I got promoted to
green belt, which is fine and dandy. For Judo, I’m gearing up to go to Dallas at the end
of November. November 20th-23rd. I just bought my plane ticket, got my reservations, paid
my entry fees and stuff like that for President’s Cup and Dallas Invitational. So I’m fighting
in both tournaments. So I’m fighting on Saturday and Sunday. I went last year and I did really
well, but I went at the novice division and there wasn’t anyone. It was an open bracket,
pretty much. But I had two exhibition matches and I won both of those by a landslide. One
of them was a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu brown belt and the other was a brown belt in Judo. I
was a green belt at the time. So that was fun. It was a good experience and this is
also going to be a good experience because I’m fighting probably about 3 times the matches.
This is going to be my first senior elite at the national level, so we’ll see how this
plays out. I’m also going with a bunch of people, so it’s not just going to be me this
year. I’m going to have a few teammates with me. That’s reassuring, I went by myself last
year and that was a little bit nerve racking. But yeah, I’m training hard for that, I’m
getting a little bit achy. If you can’t tell, this finger is all jacked up. I’ll let you
see a comparison. It’s been jacked up for like a month and a half. My shoulders are
achy. I’ve been having sciatic nerve issues. So I’m hoping I can keep myself healthy, well
I made a video about fighting injured, so I probably shouldn’t be saying that I’ll fight
injured. But I will because it’s a national and I’ve already put a lot of money in to
going. But yeah, I’ve been told that this probably isn’t going to heal anytime soon.
My sciatic nerve stuff is starting to heal right now, so I’m alright, I’ve been taking
it easy on my shoulders. But yeah, that’s pretty much just my martial arts, judo update.
That’s all I got for you guys today. If you want to tell me what you guys are doing in
your martial arts career or combat sports, how everything is going, just leave it in
the comment section or leave me an email if you want me to talk about something in particular.
Also, this is going to be a bit of a longer video. I’m looking for people to collaborate
with. So if you run an active YouTube channel. I.e. you put out videos at least once a week
and you have ball park subscribers like I do, I’m looking to collaborate with you. It
has to be similar content. Like either a J-Blog, Jet Program, Judo, Karate, Wrestling, stuff
like that. So I am looking to collaborate with people. So just send me an email if you’re
interested. If you like this video, please like, share. If you want to see more videos,
please subscribe. My name is Preston and this has been Grappler Going Abroad.

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