I believe that some people don't want to compete in SENI because its the main big one and haven't had the opportunity to train at smaller events to get experience in competing in bjj comps. Some people just get too nervous to compete, experience should hopefully take the edge of some of those nerves. One of the answers to this dilema is to just have more comps in various parts of the country. Advice from other countries or martial art disciplines (mainly grappling ones) that have overcome or at least partially overcome this problem. Some of these ideas may sound retarded, I haven't really had time to think them through and they probably are retarded ideas. 1) Competitions that pit different teams against each other. This could be a very small scale thing because there aren't really that many teams. 2) Have a country against country thing such as Brazil against Japan or the UK against France. 3) Different grappling schools compete against each other, ie perhaps some judo against bjj. Hopefully this won't result in an unfriendly atmosphere but creates an incentive for more people to crosstrain. Judo schools organise competitions frequently so advice from judo schools would very much appreciated. 4) The urban gorilla tournament to happen more frequently and for it to move from area to area rather than just the north. 5) If/When there are enough clubs to do a regional event then perhaps that could be organised. One thing I would really hope for all these competitions is that it is kept at a more novice, intermediate level with a FRIENDLY atmosphere and not rivarlry mixed with grudges. Hopefully it will bring more bjj guys into judo and vice versa. There are far more judokas than bjj guys so it could possibly increase the size and awareness of bjj in the UK. These interclub tournaments don't have to be large at all, if someone has a reasonably sized gym then it can happen there. Hopefully this will result in decreased costs in setting up these competitions.