how prestigious are these tournaments?

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  1. war path

    war path White Belt

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    grappler's quest
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    i mean if you win grappler's quest are you a world champion?
     
  2. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    the tournaments are losing their prestigious
     
  3. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Ha! beat me to it. I Lol'd.
     
  4. davejitsu

    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    GQ draws in some big names...I guess it depends what div. you fight in
     
  5. NapalmDeath

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    Basically if you win you are badass, if you don't make the finals you are not badass. I personally love any grappling tournament cuz I can't do it and it is an art. My thighs are like tree trunks and my legs are as short as Japanese cock.
     
  6. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    No.

    But they are good regional tournaments.
     
  7. s4ca

    s4ca Yellow Belt

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    Not even close.
     
  8. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    by themselves they are solid, big name tournaments. Some of the worlds best do enter and depending on what division you compete in you may actually get to go against them. Some divisions will have multiple world champions in them so you still will get that high level of competition without the name prestige
     
  9. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    Some Naga and GQ's are big deals, most of them are not. As previously stated they're good regional tournaments, so if you win one you're the biggest bad ass in your state maybe lol.
     
  10. dirtypablo

    dirtypablo Brown Belt

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    Well, you can win at worlds, but unless its at black belt level, its not a huge deal. Winning at any belt level is a big accomplishment, but generally everyone in the belts above you could still beat you, so its not too huge.

    I dont know about nagas, but in the expert/advanced/pro or whatever divisions for grapplers quests,(at least all the ones Ive been to) there are usually at least a few pretty high level guys. Winning one doesnt make you a world champ, but if you win one in the highest division, youre definitely more skilled than the majority of grapplers out there.
     
  11. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    The winners of today's lower belts are the future world champions at Black belt, no?
     
  12. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    Not even close to being world champion for winning a Grappler's Quest.

    Especially in anything less than the Pro division.
     
  13. Sloth

    Sloth Brown Belt

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    Imo, the IBJJF tournaments are interesting because I think that the actual medalists in each division stand a good chance of beating a lot of the guys who don't place at all in higher divisions. Especially at Purple and Brown belt I think. I don't know if the winner at Purple leve (for example) would beat the winner of Brown leve, but I think the winner of Purple leve would definitely beat a lot of the guys who enter Brown leve. This is the interesting result of having no qualifying tournaments for the big ones.
     
  14. FXG

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    Hector lombard just came in 3rd in our absolute div...( he was DQ in his second match due to a cut that would stop bleeding)
     
  15. SuperSuperRambo

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    Hope that doesn't interfere with his upcoming fight.
     
  16. Brian McLaughlin

    Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    A major Grapplers Quest pro division draws in Mundial and ADCC champs - in certain circumstances it is close to the same level of competition as a world championship.
     
  17. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    At GQ you can run into alot of elite guys like Bill Cooper and Jeff Glover but then again there are a ton of tiny brackets as well. At the UFC Fan Expo GQ in June (supposed to be a big event for GQ) tons of brackets had only 1, 2, or just 3 people in them.
     
  18. Bruce Calavera

    Bruce Calavera Purple Belt

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    War path aren't you a god damn brown belt? I mean, you were in your last thread. You've never heard of Naga? Is this Noctardo's alter ego?
     
  19. FXG

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    it won't, he broke someones leg in the first match, and had a minor cut on his forehead in his second but it wouldn't stop bleeding. the ref had to DQ him...
     
  20. JNick

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    Sounds pretty brutal for a grappling comp lol.
     

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