I completed 2 of 3 tests that are required to be certified for this exam. I will rolling over this goal for this year and complete the last test this month.
2. Become a BJJ World Champion
Well, I didn't compete at any of the IBJJF Worlds, but I did compete at the SJJIF Worlds and won at the Blue Belt Masters Gi Ultraheavyweight division.
3. Become a BJJ Purple Belt
I switched schools mid year and I received my 4th stripe last month. I'm almost there.
4. Become a Powerlifting World Champion
I couldn't compete last year, due to my knee injuries, so I'll have to wait a while, since my goals this year will be for work and for Jiu Jitsu.
5. Drop to 275lbs
Since I didn't compete in Powerlifting, I gave up on this goal, since I'm in a weight division in Jiu Jitsu that is over 221lbs and unlimited.
6. Break a World Record in Powerlifting
I was injured last year, so I didn't even get to compete at any powerlifting meet.
7. Improve Upon My Takedowns
Due to my injuries, I sticked to pulling guard for all of the tournaments last year. I did work on takedowns when I could, but implementing them did hurt my injuries when I tried, so I laid off of them during tournament time.
8. Write An Article Once A Month
I wrote a couple of articles last year, but I was so focused on work and on my newborn. It was tougher to do than expected, since I was also studying for these certification exams.
9. Take Videos of My Training and/or Competition Once A Month
My training partners and I took a couple of videos last year on my training and competition. I just wasn't as consistent as I would like it to be. I will roll over this goal for this year.
10. Host One Charity Event Within The Year
This was a no go for me last year, since my plate was full with moving, having a new born, etc. I did help out in raising funds in other charity events, so I feel good about that. I would like to host one this year, if everything goes according to plan.
Last year was pretty rough and challenging, since I moved, raised a new born, and will have another kid soon. Also, I worked on more projects at work than ever before. For training, I had to switch clubs and get accustomed to training less than I was used to, since my commute is longer and my responsibilities at home have increased as well.
Regardless of these situations, I tried to adjust, make the best of it, and learned from these experiences. One thing for sure is that I'll have less major goals this year and I have a more realistic idea on what I can accomplish. I think the most frustrating part about last year was the injuries. I'm hoping to resolve them within the next couple of months, so I can prepare for the 2015 IBJJF Pans Tournament.