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  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    how long did you train until you entered your first tournament?

    i'm just curious, i would like to possibly do a tournament but only when i am actually decent/good. and right now my opinion is i am complete crap at BJJ. both Gi & No-Gi.



    how long did you train until you did your first tournament?
     
  2. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    A few buddies of mine who I roll with did their first tourney in 6 months or a little bit after. It all depends on how comfortable you feel with your game and how much training you're putting in. You should ask your instructor though on how long he feels you will be ready.

    I'd say just go do it at the 6mo or so mark for the experience, but some tourneys are shady as fuck. Sometimes people get in the beginner/white belt division who are clearly not and it might hurt your confidence. I need a better fucking job so I can afford to train and finally enter a tourney. I know I'm a keyboard warrior for saying this, but every tournament I've seen out here all the super heavyweights, even the brown belts look like fucking shit and I could run circles on their game.
     
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    ok thanks for the info, i just started my "full" training, meaning i train at an actual school now last monday, and was curious.

    someone from my school said he wanted to do a tournament ASAP and he doesn't have any formal training. i was asking for both myself and him. i probably will just wait until the August or October tourney. Hopefully i can win the October tourney as its the day before my birthday. :bowdown: win the tourney and then go out drinking the next night. lol
     
  4. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Has he told his instructor this? :rofl:

    I think you'd be ready probably a bit before the August one if there are any. I mean beginner really isn't that bad, well depending on where you live and if there are some shady people that join that div. You will know really, when you can keep up with a lot of people you roll with, get subbed less, able to hang with higher belts, can roll for a while without getting tired. I guess it varies for a lot of people, but just keep putting in the hard work and you'll be ruining people like Tony/Bit/Crowbar. You will want to make sure you have great cardio going into one, seriously it's not easy when you gotta do 5 + matches.
     
  5. Nomad

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    i've been running 1 mile a day for the past 2 weeks to get in shape for a wrestling competition between the fraternities on my campus.

    and about the August comp, its the day or two before my fall classes begin.


    and no, the guy doesn't even go to a school. its sort of stupid, the other guys who would want to do tourneys/amateur MMA understand you need to go to an actual gym. this guy just thinks because he can beat a bunch of people who have no background in BJJ he'll be top dog.
     
  6. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Oh that makes sense, keep us updated on that, I'll look forward to it. I'm helping my one buddy get ready for the comp in March out here. Don't forget a video camera XD

    Nothing much you can do for that guy, might as well just let him go and try. He'll probably end up doing something illegal and getting DQ'd anyway.
     
  7. Nomad

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    yeah, i'll definately try and get vid/pics of it.

    my gf said she'd go up to the tourney with me (about 3hrs away at my BB's main gym)

    i'm keeping my blog updated with stuff too.
     
  8. kroneX

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    I had 5 lessons and jumped straight in and got flying armbarred. w00t!

    I can post a vid of my first tourney if you want ?
     
  9. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    :rofl: I wanna see that. That must have sucked at the time though. :rofl:
     
  10. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    3 weeks. I recommend learning positions and ONE or TWO (note: not 23094803284) good, basic subs...then jump in to it. Who cares if you lose? You get way better.
     
  11. Nomad

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    my ego cares if i lose


    but thanks for the advice, by basic subs what do you mean?

    like Kimura from guard or Triangle or what?
     
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  12. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    i echo the sentiment that there are lots of sandbaggers in the beginners div. at most tournaments.
     
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    I started in August, did my first tournament in December. I did shitty but oh well, I still tried and now I know what I need to work on.
     
  14. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Two basic subs that you are comfortable getting. Its going to vary for different people.
     
  15. Nomad

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    oh, ok well then thats probably what i'd go for but i can pull off others if need be
     
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    hillary hit it spot on and leave your ego at the door
     
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    but but my egos is weaks, i needs to builds it
     
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    prophit OT Supporter

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    Just under three months. Second tourney at 4 months and another at 5.

    Lost my first match fast the first tourney. Single elimination and I was out.

    Second tourney was round robin. Won 3, tied 3 and lost 2. It was an absolute division but mostly beginners... two purples...

    Third tourney I tapped all three guys and won my division (beginners). :dunno:

    Who the fuck cares if you lose. You'll come away with a whole bunch of shit to work on. Plus its a good chance to meet new people to train with.
     
  19. Nomad

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    so would you suggest i work on getting prepped for a March 14 tourney or wait until June?
     
  20. prophit

    prophit OT Supporter

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    missed this reply but :werd:.
     
  21. prophit

    prophit OT Supporter

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    I'd say go for it. :coold:

    Like hillary said, if you know a few positions and can pull off a decent sub or two you'll only be better for the experience.

    At the very least it'll let you get comfortable with the tournament format so when you have the skills you'll be used to the whole experience.
     
  22. Nomad

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    i assume the format is similar to Wrestling tournaments?
     
  23. prophit

    prophit OT Supporter

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    Depends on the tourney.

    Im sure they'll have it listed somewhere.
     
  24. Nomad

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    says the weigh ins are the day of the tourney (w/gi on, is that normal?) i'd have to drive about 3 hours one way to the tourney since its basically on the other side of the state from me.

    i'll talk to my coach on monday when i see him
     
  25. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Yeah sounds like almost every tourney I've seen. Just make sure you are at weight though, and don't wash your gi the night before like my buddy did :rofl:. He had to do cardio for an hour and by the time he was finished he was actually 2 lbs under (gi dried up some). It put a toll on him though he got subbed in his 2nd match and was eliminated.
     

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