Just wanted to throw this out there as I know a lot of people say competing is good for experience regardless of ability. Anyway a team mate of mine is wanting to do his 1st comp in a few months time. Hes a white belt and its a gi comp. Hes pretty decent positional, defensively but maybe lacks solid submission attacks. Hes in his 30s , been training roughly twice a week for about 18 months and is of slim athletic build. Ive told him to get in there and don't worry about placing and hes all for it, but hes just told me our instructor has advised him not to compete just yet. Whats opinions on this?