His first match was a back and forth battle between himself and Lucas Pinheiro. This was a true battle of wills. The toe holds that Lucas attempted had everyone on the edge of their seats. His passing and recovery were simply amazing. This however wasn't enough to overcome the heart and desire to secure the victory. Once Jacob managed a sweep and established himself in a top leg drag position, I personally knew the match was all but over. In the same fashion I have seen this kid do a hundred times in training, he secured the head and arm and finished Lucas with a choke from side. To say one word about that match... UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE!!!!
In his 2nd match he came up against very determined opponent in Javier Palermo from 10th Planet. From the jump, Jacob wasn't fooling around. He went for the kill. He pushed the pace in this one and lead a tirade of attacks Palermo couldn't recover from. The wave upon wave of sweeps, position changes, pressure, and attacks were exciting. I found myself more watching than coaching at times. He performed an amazing back take to calf-crusher transition that would inspire anyone. Palermo was game tho and didn't tap. transition after transition lead to Jacob securing a triangle and getting the finish.
His third match was short lived unfortunately. A very smooth rolling, technical opponent in Ethan Crelinsten took the match with a heel hook. Like I explained to Jacob, better to tap early and walk away able to train again next week. Hats off to Ethan for his performance.
All in all, Jacob had the heart of the crowd and what I believe the most entertaining rolls of the 145lb division. This kid lives Jiujitsu. He is my morning instructor and assistant at times in the evenings. One of the most technical rollers I know.
The event was very good. Good for Jiujitsu, the Jiujitsu community and good for the advancement of the Art itself. The rule set and environment it brings allows for some great competitors and competition to take place.
We here at Davis Martial Arts believe that every aspect of Jiujitsu should be explored. From point competitions to Sub only, and anything in between we will be ready.
This is one of many amazing moments from Jacob's matches Saturday.https://www.facebook.com/michelle.paeznowotny/posts/10158063425610123:0
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