Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. What level are you?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Bmonk**, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Bmonk**

    Bmonk** Guest

    I've been to a couple of tournaments recently, and a lot of people who should be in Intermediate tend to enter Beginner (sandbaggers).

    I want to see what level most people on this forum consider themselves, and which division they enter at tournaments.
     
  2. Steeltwo

    Steeltwo Green Belt

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    inexperienced beginner
     
  3. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    i could still compete in the beginner division because ive been training under 18 months, but i was planning to enter gq as an intermediate (not competing anymore since today is my 21st bday and ill be drunk til sunday) since im a blue belt and already competed in beginner and did really well.
     
  4. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Intermediate..blue belt for the past 1.5 years..haha
     
  5. Wolverine

    Wolverine Green Belt

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    Beginner... still a white belt.

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  6. KarateJoe

    KarateJoe White Belt

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    As white as white belts get. Might never compete, but will stick with classes 3x a week until I can handle 4-5.
    White belt for life!
     
  7. Darkslide632

    Darkslide632 Brown Belt

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    I've been studying for 9 years and I still consider myself a beginner, or lower intermediate. But then, when compared to the experience of the people who train me, I will probably never reach advanced.
     
  8. bammann45

    bammann45 Yellow Belt

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    hmm, haven't tried a tournament, 2 years of steady training.
    I am definitely still a beginner.
     
  9. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    i'm going on training for 18 months and am just about to leave the ranks of the beginner for the intermediate level. i have only done 3 no gi tournaments, but i won all three. with this last one i won in my weight class and one weight class up. my coach thinks i should wait till i am done competing this year to move up, which will be at or close to 19 months. not sure if that barely a month over the limit is sandbagging or not. i'm sure there will be plenty of opinion on what an asshole i am for even asking that but yeah that's where i am at.
     
  10. DBLang

    DBLang White Belt

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    I think its better to shoot for the tougher competition and do your best. Winning medals is cool, but if you've been cleaning up its time to challenge yourself and step it up, even if you lose.
     
  11. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Intermediate.
     
  12. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    3 no gi tounament wins? yep, time to move up id say.
     
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    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    If you win your division you generally should have fought in the next one up.
     
  14. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    2 years of grappling experience, I would probably enter a beginner division tournament since I have never entered a tournament before and I don't truly know where I lie in skill until I do so. But as far as how I do against people I normally randori with, I do pretty well.
     
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    I've been rolling for 7 1/2 months. I'm a beginner but I'm coming along.
     
  16. ichimonji

    ichimonji Blue Belt

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    inexpierienced advanced.

    I have more than 4 years in BJJ, most of it with Gi. I just rather have a feel for top level guys and what I have to learn than entering a lower level competition.
     
  17. Sanni Wehbe

    Sanni Wehbe Amateur Fighter

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    Expreinced beginner
     
  18. Big Red

    Big Red Green Belt

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    Beginner that is slowly picking stuff up.
     
  19. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    still a beginer
     
  20. TJS

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    Intermediate. Tournamants here generally consider over one year intermediate.

    batman69-If you have already won 3 and want to go over the set time limit to win another beginners then you are definetly sandbagging. Not really the point or spirit of bjj.
     

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