This past weekend I was able to take 6 of my students plus myself to Atlanta to compete in the IBJJF Atlanta Open. As a coach and competitor, these events are hard for me as I am trying to juggle making sure my students are prepared to compete as well as myself. Honestly, it can be hard sometimes, but we are always ready. Failure is not in my vocabulary. I like this tournament because there is always good, tough competition. What better way to test your skills than with some of the best competitors in the South? Our students did well, I never like to use the word "awesome" as we always have things to improve upon, but I could not be more pleased with our results. 7 total competitors - 9 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze). Now back to the drawing board as we prepare for the NO GI Pan Ams, NO GI Worlds, and Master Worlds.