Hey there! I am a long time member, but I haven't posted in awhile. This year, I started actively training and teaching martial arts again, after a few years off from personal tragedy and many other issues. But this year I was able to return, and return to form! A little over four weeks ago, I competed at a no gi BJJ tournament. I had competed at a tournament ran by the same fellas in June at the advanced division and managed to beat a couple purple belts to win. This time it would be more difficult, but I would be able to take home the victory... I competed at 185lbs, even though I weighed in at 160lbs since nobody showed up at my weight. I was in the advanced division, and figured this would be a great way to showcase my technique and the power of BJJ. Even though I am only ranked as a blue belt (though I know I am at a higher level), I was able to win the tournament. My first opponent was a BJJ brown belt, who owns his own academy. I won by triangle choke in a little over two minutes by triangle choke. Video is below. [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lEvRxZxY0Y"]Corey Kuropas vs Paul Flores @ NOGI Grappling Series - YouTube[/ame] I then had to face an experienced submission grappler and local MMA fighter. I beat him by points decision. Video is below. [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5HposlfQWg"]Corey Kuropas vs Alphy Gutierrez @ NOGI Grappling Series - YouTube[/ame] I am very proud that I was able to do so well and beat such experienced opponents. I hope ya'll enjoy the videos!