I’ve heard nothing but good about Rigan Machado. In my post, “Finding a First Sports Hero in BJJ”, I talked about what others had to say about him and how I was impressed him. He in my opinion is one of the few that has not let fame go to his head.
I got a e-mail today from UniJJ.com inviting me to RIO Camp! What was my first response. Where do I sign up!!! Then reality hit me when I read “For 15 lucky people” . . . ahhhhhhhh man! My balloon was deflated and I realized it was more then that sentence. First of all I don’t have a visa. Why would I? I have never had a reason to leave the states until now. Second, I would have to stay for more then a month before I could settle down and concentrate. You know what I mean. The white beaches, the tropical atmosphere, the sites to see and things to do. Third, what would I tell the family? “Dear, ahhhh I want to leave for say . . . 10+ days and go do BJJ in Rio. Do you think you and the kids will mind staying here in Utah while I go have the time of my life?” Nope, I could not sell that in a million years. So Saulo, with great sadness I must decline and admit I can not be one of those lucky 15. I’ll just keep dreaming and hoping.
As you might have seen in my post, Tournament Software for Jiu-Jitsu, I am working on a BJJ Tournament application. I am a one-man-show and I still have my day job. That means I am stuck with “Cheap, Fast, or Good pick 2”. I can’t be fast. I do not have the finances to hire additional developers. I have to settle with cheap and good. That means its not moving forward at record speeds. But it is moving forward.
What I want to hear from you is, what is your biggest complaint about BJJ Tournaments? Its no good to write something that doesn’t meet the need of the consumer. So here is your chance to gripe, complain, cry, shout. Just get it all out about your crappy experience at a BJJ Tournament and how you would have liked it to go.
No, I don’t want to hear about how, if only, you had remembered that simple escape you would not have got choked and had to tap out. I need to know about the administration of the tournament and what went wrong or even right. Share your experience with me and I promise to use it to make a better BJJ Tournament through my software.