MMA compiling experience time for tournaments v.HadLotsofBreaks :hs:

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  1. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

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    i started grappling back in 2006 but stupid life got in the way of me training consistently. so i ended up with:
    -4 months consistent in 2006
    -1 consistent month in 2007
    - and ive been regularly on the mat now since october 2008 (6 months)

    in now way do i consider my self to have 2-3 years of experience, especially since in reality ive only had 11months of training.

    where do i place myself when tournaments ask for level of experience?

    in the 0-1yr i feel like im sandbagging hardcore, but with guys that have solidly been training for 2-3yrs im getting worked. :hs:
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    if you count your months of consistent training you only have 11 :dunno:
     
  3. dengar

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

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    0-1 year
     
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    i'm the same way man. technically i started learning bjj 4 years ago, but only trained consistently in it for maybe a semester. just go 0-1 year and if you win then go to the next level for next time
     
  5. adrenalin112

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    i got 2nd in my last nogi tourney and lost to a guy thats a blue in gi. :o
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    youre a beginner in most no gi tournaments. you could try intermediate though too.. that jump can be big sometimes depending the tournament
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i think if you do a bigger no gi tournament youre going to find beginner isnt too easy
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    try best of the west man. thats in a few weeks. gonna be tougher than that disney thing
     
  9. adrenalin112

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    i plan on it. and i like the breakdown of experience levels.
    0-9months for novice
    1-2 beginner (ill go here)
    2-4 for intermediate
     
  10. Gogoplata

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    You have 11 months on the mat. Why would it matter if that was in a row or spread? You'd have an even bigger advantage if you kept at it 11 months straight.

    0-1 year.
     
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    wow. I have the exact same story except with MT. But less months. :wtc:
     
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    cool.

    sometimes i feel that time away from the mat also lets you soak things in mentally. at times because ive been training so much lately (5-9 classes/wk) that im getting too many techniques thrown at me that im not able to properly develop the repetition and skill to add them to my 'game'. :hs:
     
  13. Gogoplata

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    That's like saying since you've been a BJJ fan for 4 years before you start, that you are already ahead of other whitebelts. Forunately, BJJ doesn't work that way. Yes, you might be able to wrap your head around more but it won't help you with a monster blue belt on your back.

    It's mat time Broski. Enjoy being a better white/novice/whatever cause when you step up to the next one, you'll be the bait again and they will be the sharks.
     

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