AND STILL…THE BEST TEAM!
by Kimberlj Boehm
On 13th of April the IBJJF MUNICH INTERNATIONAL OPEN took place again at the TSV Unterhaching and we went on the line with around 70 fighters to defend our Team Title.
70 people who created this incredible power and energy which defines the difference of our Team, makes it strong in the way of a family and let us win:
8x Gold, 15x Silver and 14x Bronze in the Gi,
and 9x Gold, 4x Silver and 4x Bronze in the NoGi Tournament.
Plus we achieved our biggest goal and brought home the IBJJF Munich International Open Double Team Win with 188 points in the Gi and 84 points in the NoGi Tournament, a number double as high as from the 2nd places in both categories.
But great results like this can’t be achieved alone.
As we always say, Jiu Jitsu is a Team Sport.
Every individual counts, and for every individual the whole team counts.
We all have to walk our pebbly way, especially in the tough beginnings, but through the help of our professors and team members we develop, we learn and understand every day a bit more until we find ourself helping and teaching the following generations.
As we receive, we give back. As we start as students, we continue as teachers, and that is the circle of Jiu Jitsu, like the circle of life.
We are responsible for the future of our legacy and to keep it alive, we cannot only leave foot marks, we have to plant seeds.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
For a lot of guys this was the first tournament and we are pretty sure it wasn’t the last, and even more that it initiate a great and life changing journey.
We would like to thank
every single fighter who stepped on the mat to fight for our team, who overcame obstacles and fought against fear and adversity to gave their best.
Furthermore we would also like to thank all teachers and team members who helps us every day to improve, mentally and technically, as well our friends who supported and motivated us until the end of a long and successful tournament day.
We are on to the next one…