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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Yes but in a metropolitan area the size of San Diego you should have a at least a few above average schools around. If they where there that day or not I have no idea.
    Honestly ... the TKD/HKD place I went to only invited other average/below average schools to their events and only went to similar events.

    Pretty much par for the course as far as my experiences go.
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backfistmonkey View Post
    Honestly ... the TKD/HKD place I went to only invited other average/below average schools to their events and only went to similar events.

    Pretty much par for the course as far as my experiences go.
    Now that I can certainly believe I guess I am just to use to going to schools that value good competition the BJJ school I currently go to has open mat every Saturday and it is open to anyone we get some good people that show up every so often from other places and their are a lot of really good places.

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    I know very little about who was and wasn’t invited to the tournament. I learned about the event that morning, my friend Allan called me up and asked if I wanted to compete and I said no because I didn’t know what it was and hadn’t been preparing for anything, but apparently I could have gotten signed up that day. At least one school there was only accustomed to non-contact sparring (yeah, they didn’t do so good). At least there’s a number of schools though- some places are very insular and won’t even do stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    I know very little about who was and wasnít invited to the tournament. I learned about the event that morning, my friend Allan called me up and asked if I wanted to compete and I said no because I didnít know what it was and hadnít been preparing for anything, but apparently I could have gotten signed up that day. At least one school there was only accustomed to non-contact sparring (yeah, they didnít do so good). At least thereís a number of schools though- some places are very insular and wonít even do stuff like that.
    See, watching those vids I was thinking I have seen much less contact in organized events.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
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    A number of people looked like they were getting hit harder than they were used to. That big tall guy kicked a guy in the head, and he shouted “What the hell!?!”. There was solid strikes and the judges weren’t penalizing people for it, even though they might mention to take it down a notch. I thought the contact level was right where it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    I thought the contact level was right where it should be.
    This my friends is why I do grappling no real question as to how much force you should use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    I thought the contact level was right where it should be.
    Agreed. It was the techniques and obvious short comings of the training methods that makes me a sad monkey.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    This my friends is why I do grappling no real question as to how much force you should use.
    Really? Iíve seen jiujitsu people not accustomed to the level of force used by some wrestlers.

    I say that the level of force was at the right place because they didnít have habits of tucking the chin etc, and if it was ramped up a notch, there would be knockouts and stuff, and thatís a bit much for a tournament in a field of an elementary school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Really? Iíve seen jiujitsu people not accustomed to the level of force used by some wrestlers.
    I will admit some times the wrestlers will some times catch me off guard but its always at an acceptable level and what I expect to see at a grapplers quest or ADCC competition. The real key thing for me is knowing that the level of force I am using when going all out is acceptable. I get really self conscious about it with striking that just never turns out good for me.

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    Despite not doing kung fu for about a year, I'm kinda bummed that I didn't put on my nondescript black kung fu clothes and just represent myself like Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. If anyone I know will be there next year I'll be sure to do that.

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