Luanna Alzuguir has completed the routine of the Jiu-Jitsu stars heading into the European Open, a championship marking the beginning of the IBJJF season this Thursday, the 24th. First, she put in grueling training in Brazil. Next, she did a series of seminars on the Old Continent, in her case Germany, to help popularize the sport, exchange notes with incoming talent and ramp up her performance. Now the world champion from Alliance is all set to test herself at weight and open weight in Lisbon.
“Each match is a major obstacle. I’ve faced almost all the black belt girls, and what I’ve learned is that each match is completely different,” she stated. “My objective with my game is to always advance in the match, always toward the finish. I don’t like stalled games. I don’t like facing people who stop at the first advantage point. But knowing how to fight that kind of opponent comes with the territory,” said Luanna, who has other challenges for 2013.
“I plan to compete a lot in 2013. To start, I’ll do the Europeans, the Brazilian Nationals, the Pan, Worlds, Abu Dhabi WPJJC and the ADCC. But I also want to pay special attention to my students and seminars. It’s hard reconciling the roles of teacher and competitor, but that’s the big challenge,” she said in closing.
The 2013 European Open kicks off this Thursday and goes until Sunday. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for complete coverage of the event.