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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Keep up the good work! I'm orange to (not like an oompaloompa). I plan to grade up to green this autumn

    Tom Kagen is a bitter and twisted chap, whoose parents never turned up to his recitals (IMO)
    I am being encouraged by my instructors to enter more competitions from now on. They said that its not wise to wait until you are doing your Dan grading before deciding to enter competitions. So far I haveonly entered Newaza tournaments. What are your thoughts considering I will be 40 next year?

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    I heard Judo orange is same as BJJ blue. Congrats and happy maulings of BJJ blues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO'd N DOA View Post
    I heard Judo orange is same as BJJ blue.
    You heard wrong.

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    Judo oranges throw better?

    Go Stu have fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kagan View Post
    Getting a kyu grade is like being in school recital. No one cares except your parents, and even they are secretly pleading for something to shut you up so they can stop feigning interest.
    I hate you.

    :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstu31s View Post
    I am being encouraged by my instructors to enter more competitions from now on. They said that its not wise to wait until you are doing your Dan grading before deciding to enter competitions. So far I haveonly entered Newaza tournaments. What are your thoughts considering I will be 40 next year?
    You should compete if you want to get your dan grade.

    Here's a good competition near to you:
    http://www.wycombejudocentre.co.uk/K...th_October.pdf

    It used to be called the national kyu grade championships, seems they've changed the name. Anyway its a good comp and it has a good belt split, green and below and blue and above.

    So its relatively safe as a first comp, because you're not getting lined up against dan grades or anyone hardcore.

    I wouldn't worry about cutting weight or anything, unless you're right down the bottom of a category i.e 91kg. Then its worth dropping the key to get into -90.

    There are other good ones around, depends on how far you're willing to travel.

    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
    You heard wrong.
    Yeh, more like a purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
    You heard wrong.
    No, it's true. My Master told me the same thing.
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

    "Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
    ~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney

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    congratulations on the level up! we have a lad well over 40 in a our class and his fitness/strength/flexibilty/technique is far superior to us kiddies. just go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
    You heard wrong.
    Depends in what context you are looking at this. I would probably say a Judo Green or Blue is equal to a BJJ Blue in terms of time put in to training and the fact that both would school any noobs that walk in to the club but I guess you are talking about Newaza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    You should compete if you want to get your dan grade.

    Here's a good competition near to you:
    http://www.wycombejudocentre.co.uk/K...th_October.pdf

    It used to be called the national kyu grade championships, seems they've changed the name. Anyway its a good comp and it has a good belt split, green and below and blue and above.

    So its relatively safe as a first comp, because you're not getting lined up against dan grades or anyone hardcore.

    I wouldn't worry about cutting weight or anything, unless you're right down the bottom of a category i.e 91kg. Then its worth dropping the key to get into -90.

    .
    That funny i was just discussing this comp with my instructor and yes i will probably enter, once The Boss has given me clearance. Re the dieting, yes i am 91kg so will make sure i get in that under 90kg category

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