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    Am I a sandbagger?

    So Grapplers Quest is coming to Nj this month and it will be my first tournament. I trained in bjj at a school that recently lost a lot of people due to some shady practices.

    Now I'm at a new school and have only been there for about a month but the difference in training caught me off guard in a good way. I spoke to them about wanting to compete and was told that because the other school barely taught me anything that I should compete in the Novice division.

    At my old school we were only given about 5-10 minutes to roll and we weren't allowed to do any submissions. I'm already going to be at a disadvantage being that I'm 5'6" and competing at 189lbs. What would you guys suggest I do?

    #2
    Compete! Unless you're broke, you should go for it.

    And listen to your new instructor. Based on the seven sentences I know about you, your new people sound smart. Go for the novice section, and kick some ass.

    While you may have not been training for subs at your old BJJ (WTF?!), you should still be awesome at sweeps and maintaining a dominant position, right?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Keyboardsamurai View Post
      So Grapplers Quest is coming to Nj this month and it will be my first tournament. I trained in bjj at a school that recently lost a lot of people due to some shady practices.

      Now I'm at a new school and have only been there for about a month but the difference in training caught me off guard in a good way. I spoke to them about wanting to compete and was told that because the other school barely taught me anything that I should compete in the Novice division.

      At my old school we were only given about 5-10 minutes to roll and we weren't allowed to do any submissions. I'm already going to be at a disadvantage being that I'm 5'6" and competing at 189lbs. What would you guys suggest I do?
      Midget Porn

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        #4
        You know what, fuck what I said earlier. I vote for midget porn as well.

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          #5
          I was already turned down for midget porn which is why I decided to get into mma. We drilled submissions but were never allowed to use them while rolling. They told us white belts should not be allowed to use submissions because someone could get hurt.

          So novice division it is, thanks!!

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            #6
            Being a sandbagger would imply you have a very strong chance of winning, but judging by the fact your grappling experience is solely from 5-10 minutes of sparring per class and how there were no subs allowed, welcome your asswhooping with a smile.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Munacra View Post
              Being a sandbagger would imply you have a very strong chance of winning, but judging by the fact your grappling experience is solely from 5-10 minutes of sparring per class and how there were no subs allowed, welcome your asswhooping with a smile.
              Oh I plan on it. Which is why I am not inviting any friends or family to come and watch =D

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                #8
                So it's time to tattle tale: What was your last school?

                No subs!?!??!??!!! First lesson in BJJ I think we went into drills rolling about 10 seconds after warmups and going to sub, every time. Essential to the drills was tapping out, or how else would you know if it was working? To say nothing of the last 1/3 of class, rolling to tap, every time.

                Therefore, you owe it to the world to spill the proverbial beans. Who are these BJJ fakes?
                "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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                  #9
                  Listen to your coaches. Use their knowledge and experience. You will get the most out of competetion experience if you just listen to them.

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                    #10
                    I actually wrote a review of the school in the gym review thread. It's titled Guerrero Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Academy Verona, New Jersey.




                    Here's the link to the thread

                    Guerrero Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Academy Verona, New Jersey - No BS Martial Arts

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Keyboardsamurai View Post
                      I actually wrote a review of the school in the gym review thread. It's titled Guerrero Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Academy Verona, New Jersey.




                      Here's the link to the thread

                      Guerrero Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Academy Verona, New Jersey - No BS Martial Arts
                      Ah, New Jersey... Thanks for the link.
                      "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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                        #12
                        Seems like your old club took "position before submission" a bit to litteraly.

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                          #13
                          eh... i don't think it'd be bad for whites to have to do no submissions on each other for the first few weeks.

                          make them work sweep and positional games.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by vinhthekid View Post
                            eh... i don't think it'd be bad for whites to have to do no submissions on each other for the first few weeks.

                            make them work sweep and positional games.
                            I was getting the impression this (no submissions during rolling for white belts) was going on for longer than just a few weeks but maybe I misinterpreted.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by animlmthr View Post
                              I was getting the impression this (no submissions during rolling for white belts) was going on for longer than just a few weeks but maybe I misinterpreted.
                              I got the same feeling... maybe we can get a little clarification?

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