Thursday, May 10, 2007

How did I get here?

It's all still just starting to sink in. This last weekend I was in Trenton, New Jersey to compete in the ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships. It's all still pretty surreal. In the first round I beat Leticia Ribiero (mulit-time BJJ World Champion) by points. In the semi-finals, I tapped Megumi Fuji (Japanese fighting superstar) with a rear choke. And in the finals, I lost a close match to Sayaka (also from Japan and Megumi's student).
So many people have helped me and given so freely of themselves. Even something that may be a small, little thing...each and every thing brings something, means something and adds to something greater. Something as simple as a confident look and reassuring nod at the right time when it was needed...something that small makes a difference.
I have a great team. They have given me so much and we went to the finals of ADCC!
Thank you!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We call them "Friends of Flea."

Kei said...

THANK YOU for priceless memories...

Jimmy said...

Where's my name in all of this? Pimp out my great training and strategy to others.

I'm for hire, ya'll. belee dat.

Glen Isobe said...

Tapped out Megumi Fuji? You're my new hero. I heard that you were on the constant attack adn brought you "A" game.

Anonymous said...

always knew you'll do this...hehe good job

Jonathan said...

You were awesome Felicia. Thanks for the show!

Christina F said...

Great job. As a fellow BJJ woman, I am very pleased to see another woman be so encouraging.

There really is something about a team. I train at RGA and if it wasn't for my team, I wouldn't do as well.