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  1. TheMightyMcClaw is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by devil View Post
    People take this **** way too seriously with all the weight cutting. Are you an elite grappler? If not, just go compete. It's just another training opportunity. No reason for people to behave like you're going to get your head cut off if you lose a BJJ tourney.
    Dude, it's four pounds.
    Go take a dump. Congratulations, you're halfway there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    Dude, it's four pounds.
    Go take a dump. Congratulations, you're halfway there.
    Why bother? What do you have to gain as a martial artist by cutting weight for a local BJJ tourney? Nothing. It's silly. I can understand elite grapplers doing it when their tourney records really matter. I can understand doing it if you're right on the cusp of a promotion, I guess.

    But mostly, lower level grapplers who worry about this **** are the same douchebags that refer to their BJJ match as "a fight". Get real. Just go compete and improve as a martial artist. Experience someone trying to beat you with all the skill and power they can muster. This is the value of competition, not gaming your way into a medal at a lower weight class. Just go compete and learn.
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    The judoka around me who've been taking people off their feet longer than I've been walking on mine refer to their tournament matches as fights...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesperus View Post
    The judoka around me who've been taking people off their feet longer than I've been walking on mine refer to their tournament matches as fights...
    Then they've also been douchebags longer than you've been walking. A grappling match is not a fight.
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    Then they've also been douchebags longer than you've been walking. A grappling match is not a fight.
    Why so angry?

    I woke up today at 144.8, so I figure I'll probably just try not to eat or drink too much tonight and compete 145 and under. If I don't make it, it's no biggie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    Why so angry?

    I woke up today at 144.8, so I figure I'll probably just try not to eat or drink too much tonight and compete 145 and under. If I don't make it, it's no biggie.
    Not angry. Just running my mouth. Feel free to ignore me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devil View Post
    Not angry. Just running my mouth. Feel free to ignore me.
    Nah, ignoring is lame. Plus, I agree with you on some things, like grappling matches not being fights. You just came across as a bit hostile...which, I guess shouldn't be too surprising, considering what forum I'm on.
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    The only thing that is frustrating for our comps, but I can understand it from an organisational point of view, is that if you weighin and don't make weight you are DQ'd from the comp, they don't allow us to move up to the next bracket. But this thread has enlivened my view of competitions!
    Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.

    Miyagi: Feeling correct.

    Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.

    Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.
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    What was the result Strikistanian? Did you cut weight? did you win? What's the scoop?
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    I went in at 179, I competed in the 170-199 so no, no need so long as you are better than your opponents. Its important to make a victory as heroic as possible, as you must remember.

    BJJ competing is for Honor, and thus you not only have to win your match, but win in a Heroic fashion.


    On the Grapple "Fights" I always called them matches, (it makes me feel like I'm a slick clean athlete, you know with spandex, and cool looking training machines)

    But NAGA calls them fights, and my old coach who was a highly skilled MMA coach and occasional fighter always called them fights. I would think he would call them matches, but no, their fights. No clue why he liked to call them that.
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