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    STOP PUTTING THREADS LIKE THIS IN DHS

    This maybe a stupid idea, but since i have no way of joining a BJJ school or have time to do any other style i thought of entering a local event to gain experiance and learn by competing. My question is, is this totally a bad idea. I know i dont stand a chance but in my eyes its better than never trying to compete. Also what rank would i enter as.

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    How come you don't have a way of joining a BJJ (or any grappling) school?
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    Lol, don't forget to tape it.

    You'd enter as a beginner (usually <6 months experience).

    Next time Gitmo would be best for a thread like this.


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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    a private lesson would be a better use of the entry fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    How come you don't have a way of joining a BJJ (or any grappling) school?
    I'm sure i can come up with excuses but i wont. I want to stay in the school im in but i also like grappling and want to do it for competition/fun.

    I'm sure it would be amusing to see me get schoold, but this is something i was thinking about for a while now. As far as grapling experiance i have consists of live sparring/grapling with people i used to train with. reading about the technicallity of BJJ is far above my understanding of ground fighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli
    a private lesson would be a better use of the entry fee.
    I didn't even think of that, i'm sure tournament entry fee's are not cheap.

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    This is a very bad idea. People are generally much less considerate of their partners in competition than they are in training, and without BJJ training, you may not recognize when you are in deep trouble. This is not so bad for choking, but not so great for arm-locks.

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    You'll be wasting your time and money. You won't learn ****. If you only compete in one division, you'll lose one quick match, then you'll be done. If that sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday, then go for it.

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    I'm just not seeing how you will learn anything from this endeavor, and with your lack of knowledge you could get hurt. Now if you had some real grappling knowledge from high school wrestling, or Judo, or whatever, then it would be fine. But chances are that since you don't, you'll be hit with a sub so hard and fast that you won't even recognize what it was or how your opponent put you in a position to get it. It'll be a waste of a $30 entrance fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svt2026
    This maybe a stupid idea, but since i have no way of joining a BJJ school or have time to do any other style i thought of entering a local event to gain experiance and learn by competing. My question is, is this totally a bad idea. I know i dont stand a chance but in my eyes its better than never trying to compete. Also what rank would i enter as.


    I second I idea of a private or a seminar . What are you doing now as far as training ?
    Do you have a training partner you are working with ? If you have a buddy to workout with a idea might be to try the JJ Macado online training program

    Tom Mac

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