ADCC 2009: Avellan vs Saksenvik

This match was the beginning of a mindset shift for me that changed how I approached every match afterwards.

In previous ADCC tournaments, I was more focused on getting points to win. I took few risks, and had a take down / guard passing centered game plan. After 7 matches that lasted 100 minutes, I realized I needed to change my strategy if I was going to have a chance at medaling. I needed to focus on finishing people quick.

My match with Trond Saksenvik was the first match in ADCC where I was focusing on putting my opponent away early. In this match review, I break down the guard pass and submission attacks that made this match interesting to break down.

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