First BJJ Tournament.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by --Shogun--, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. --Shogun--

    --Shogun-- White Belt

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    Got my first competition this saturday.. im kinda excited/ nervous at the same time lol. any last minute tips? lol thanks
     
  2. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    don't lose......you are representing your school.....and your instructor......it would be very shameful to lose............if you lose you can't show up to class ever again.....every time someone asks you how your match went...you'll always say...."Yeah.....I lost".......DO NOT LOSE!!!!!!
     
  3. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    Other than that...no pressure...........have fun and enjoy yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    No seriously.......expect to lose.........go in there and go crazy...........and just have fun and meet people from other schools..........if you go in there expecting to much....you won't have fun and you'll probably end up being dissapointed........That's what happened to me when I first started doing competitions........I was thinking like my first post in this thread......but it's not about that........it's about knowing who you are and what you're made of. Step up to the plate. Give it your best shot. There's nothing more you can do. Win or lose you'll learn something about yourself.

    Besides when you pay 75-80 dollars for some guy to lay on top of you for 5 minutes and stall because he's ahead by 2 points from a takedown....you wanna make sure you're having fun!!!!
     
  5. TapouTime

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    Try to do exactly what you do at your school or wherever you train and do that in competition that is the hardest thing to do....so just relax and dont use all your energy at once, rely on tech. itll get ya there..oh and win
     
  6. Groundshark

    Groundshark Orange Belt

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    HAVE FUN! Dont spaz....HAVE FUN!!!
     
  7. Bmonk**

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    Why should he expect to lose?

    You don't know him or his abilities.

    I placed 2nd in my first tournament because I was confident in my skills and expected to win something.

    If you lose, then learn from your mistakes. It's your first tournament and you'll have plenty of other oppertunities to compete.

    Have fun, and goodluck.
     
  8. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    My point is have no expectations. Don't put pressure on yourself. Not that you will lose.
     
  9. Ybot

    Ybot Purple Belt

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    Shogun, where are you competing? The US Open? If so, good luck. I'll be there too.
     
  10. physicaltherapy

    physicaltherapy Blue Belt

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    I placed 4th in my first and I was pissed. My next two...I placed first....I told myself that its okay to lose. I don't do this for a living. This is a hobby. And that competing will only make me better. And it did and still does. Winning is just a factor of preparation and experience. The more you prepare and the more you get out there....the more you will win.

    Honestly lately...I've been jaded by tournaments. I'm tired of starving myself. Going in there sitting till god knows when until they call my fucking division. Paying 75-100 dollars. Spending an entire Saturday in some godforsaken shithole/poor excuse for a gymnasium and the promoters and organizers getting fat/rich off of me, poeple like me, and parents with kids into grappling. Jesus have you ever been to a NAGA tournament? 1000+ competitors at 75+ bucks a pop. BULLSHIT!!!! I'll take my 75 dollars and pay for 3 matfees at 3 different schools with good reputations and roll with as many different and advanced guys as I can. I'll only compete in tournaments that cost less than 50 bucks.
     
  11. minimagpro

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    my best strategy for tourneys is like for 3 weeks before i go over this

    2-3 takedowns

    2-3 guard passes

    2-3 submissions

    and other than that use all of your knowledge. You will do better if you go in there with a gameplan and know what your going to be going for. Go over some combo's with your instructor ex. hip throw to sidecontrol to knee on belly to mount... that is a ton of points right there

    just stay focused and have fun
     
  12. phenomfan1529

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    good luck & have fun dude
     
  13. --Shogun--

    --Shogun-- White Belt

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    thanks everyone. Ill let you all know how I do on saturday.
     
  14. Dr. BadAss

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    you going to the US Open? See you there. What should you expect? The only expectation I have is that I'll gain experience.
     
  15. TapSD

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    Stick to your training
     

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