I've been grappling for about 3+ years, very on and off mostly all no-gi. In the last year I've actually started taking BJJ seriously and only in the last 6 months has my school had a true curriculum for testing stripes/belts. The first time I tested I went straight to 4 stripes White. This past weekend (3 months later) I could have tested for my Blue and easily gotten it, but I decided not to. I have fought once in MMA, constantly roll and do ok/well against other Blue, Purple, and decent against the Brown belt at our school (I don't submit him obviously but can at least survive a lot of the time). I have never competed in BJJ or No-Gi grappling. I want to do at least 1 competition at White belt before testing for my Blue to see how I do and how I compare. It's also hard because there is usually about 2 grappling tournaments all year in Michigan. I've never really taken my grappling seriously until this past 6-12 months, and I never cared about my rank. But now it feels like I'm going from 1 stripe to a Blue Belt in "6 months". I already made my decision, I just want some feedback from my Cage BRO'S.