BJJ: Are you a practitioner or a competitor?

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  1. UniqueSteez

    UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    As for me I'm currently a practitioner but I plan on being a competitor someday maybe within the year, what are you guys?
     
  2. Alex88

    Alex88 Brown Belt

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    Both.
     
  3. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    spikemma Brown Belt

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    I'm personally not a fan of bjj competition.

    Practitioner right here
     
  5. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Just practitioner right now but I hope to compete within about 9 months.
     
  6. xfire

    xfire Orange Belt

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    both
     
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    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    1neeto Blue Belt

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    Aspiring competitor.
     
  9. FatherSauce

    FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    pesadissimo Blue Belt

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    Yes. Both.
     
  11. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    Practitioner cause I only train 4-5 times a week. I am still lack behind competitors at my gym who train 8-10 times a week
     
  12. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    practitioner. I still want to compete but my days of competing are over.
     
  13. 1neeto

    1neeto Blue Belt

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    I also train 4-5 times a week. I wish I had the time to train 8-10 times a week! I mean who has that kind of time in their hands other than professional athletes?

    I'm preparing for a naga event in October. My target weight is 180 I'm at 202 right now. I think I can make it. It will be my first tournament as a white belt.
     
  14. Jonas g33k

    Jonas g33k Blue Belt

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    Practitioner because I don't like competing. I force myself to do it at least once per year but I see it as a chore. I'm convinced that MA are nothing without opposition, and real opposition happens during tourneys. But deep down I dont like it. It's expensive, diet are a bummer, having a legit gi (not too short, no patchs in the wrong way) is bothersome... But I see it as a requierement if you want to improve.
     
  15. Harnaik

    Harnaik Orange Belt

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    Both I'd say. I'm a practitioner first, and competitor second. I get to train 2-3 times a day 5-6 days a week. I enjoy the idea of competing, but I hate competing. This year I'm forcing myself to compete as often as possible. I feel it improves my jiu jitsu more than just rolling at the gym.
     
  16. mtruitt76

    mtruitt76 Purple Belt

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    I am a competitor
     
  17. jujijimmy

    jujijimmy Blue Belt

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    both but im starting to feel my age now, so I use it as an excuse when I lose. :icon_lol:
     
  18. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I am a practitioner, a competitor, a fan, a teacher, an artist, a teammate, a therapist, a jedi, a comedian, a spokesman, and an all around bad ass nice guy.

    Don't limit yourself to just two aspects of jiu jitsu.
     
  19. eembach

    eembach Imperial Grandmaster Banned

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    Short answer: no.
     
  20. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    i competitively practice while practicing competing.


    i also can tap dance. im pretty well rounded.
     

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