This week we bring part 2 of our interview with BJJ black belt Kristina Barlaan. Kristina is a top level black belt competitor under Caio Terra. She recently took silver at worlds her first year in the black belt division.
We talk about:
- Her competition history at worlds
- Competing in the adult division vs the masters division
- Getting sliver her first time in the black belt division
- The mental side of competing against people you have watched for years
- Her strategy for doing the open weight division as a light feather weight
- Her plans for the rest of 2016
- Advice for people doing their first tournament
- Accepting being nervous
- Dealing with the difficult things that come with tough training
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