MMA Should I fight in Novice or Beginner at NAGA?

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  1. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    Reason for me asking is that I've been training ground for about a year now, but not with real formal instruction. I pretty much just roll no gi. I've had about 4 classes on technique with gi. Technically I would be a Beginner, but my skill level could be at Novice because of my lack of formal instruction.

    I want to be competitive but not outclassed.

    Should I just register under Novice at this event, then go with Beginner at my next NAGA?

    We leave tomorrow afternoon for Rhode Island. Fight is saturday.

    I'm fucking excited :bowdown: and I may do both gi and no-gi for the experience.
     
  2. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    Compete at Novice. If you do well, do beginner also
     
  3. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    That's what I don't get...I can join different classes for free, but I have to pay to fight different divisions right?

    My cardio is really good now, and I think I can handle fighting multiple classes.
     
  4. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    There are so many sandbaggers at NAGA - just go with the lower bracket. Everyone wants to win and have it on your resume so you have douches like Sylva who've been training for 6 years who show at novice/white belt because they don't technically have a belt..
     
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  5. Hillary

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

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    1 year = beginners. The experience is better than the medal.
     
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    TCMS OT Supporter

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    Why not sandbag? That's all everyone does.
     
  7. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    1 year of informal "MMA training" =! 1 year of BJJ.. People who train at a BJJ academy 4-5 days a week (especially in a Gi) for one year aren't even close to the same level..

    If he goes into Beginner at NAGA (Sandbaggers Anonymous) - he'll get one match in.
     
  8. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Bon, Do Novice.
     
  9. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    yeah, people at naga sandbag a lot. I had well over a year the first time i competed (sandbagged). When I was doing intermediate I had over 3 years... and 4+ years for advanced. do novice!
     
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  11. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    since you rolled with me...I will go novice then.
     
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    The Ripper New Member

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    yeah, you might as well sand bag because every one else is doing it, IMO it sucks because you cant get good experience in because every one is cheating in one way or the other.
     
  13. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    and i shall wreck fools with a flying sylva armbar
     
  14. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    Don't forget flying triangles also
     
  15. dengar

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

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    I can confirm that his powers did not come from the gi.
     
  16. Sylva

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    :rofl:
     
  17. Hillary

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

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    I'm gonna email Kipp and put you on the sandbagger list. :squint:

    j/k, do good.
     
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    theres a sandbagger list lol
     
  19. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    No offence to Bon, He isn't sandbagging at all.
     
  20. The Ripper

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    lol :rofl:
     
  21. Hillary

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

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    Anyone who wins a division at a NAGA gets put on the sandbagger list and goes automatically into the next division at the next NAGA. problem is we only have NAGA records so it's not perfect.
     
  22. dengar

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

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    It's better than nothing.
     
  23. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

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    just do the novice. rolling in training is a whole different experience when points are involved.

    but then again if you lose in the first round of beginner, it wont feel as bad as losing in the first round of novice.

    either way, good luck homie. learn lots and do your thing on the mat.
     
  24. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    I will introduce NAGA to the new hotness known as the flying gogoplata

    It came from waximaize amirite?

    :squint: and you're fat

    Exactly. My one year rolling is nowhere near someone who trains BJJ formally in the same time period. No offense taken at all.

    I'm doing both gi and no-gi for experience.
     
  25. Hillary

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

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    But I gives you good advice, my naga.
     

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