Is competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu bad for you?

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  1. Graugart

    Graugart White Belt

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    if you wrote that, you are completely right, competition is great win or lose.
    but more than competition the fact of training on a regular basis is what keep you healthy.
     
  3. BJJArsenal

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    It's not good for you if you have to fight Palhares.
     
  4. Graugart

    Graugart White Belt

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    Definitely will. I just find it too easy to hide from challenging myself and my ego, if I only stay in the comfortable mats of my own gym :) Physically, it is only a matter of having that motivation to push myself a bit more than I usually would.
     
  5. wwedanawhite

    wwedanawhite Black Belt

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    yes it is, if you do it you will die an never see your kids again
     
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    carolinasmbCR White Belt

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    Lol...
     
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    It could lead to injuries and such
     
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    As could training for the comp
     
  9. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    Weight cutting is never good for you.
     
  10. Graugart

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    If you are afraid of getting injured, than you shouldn't train Jiu Jitsu LOL

    I've probably had every single injury you can imagine over the last 13 years, and most of them have come in regular training, not competition.
     
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    Graugart White Belt

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    I never cut weight for competitions.
     
  12. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    cool story bro.
     
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    But are they major?
    I have a nagging injury in my shoulder from when I was wrestling and I'm only 21
    (its lasted since I was 16) I wouldn't want to gather up more injuries likethis it would make middle and laterages bad
     
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    Yeah, a few big ones. Herniated disc in lower back probably the worst though.
     
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    alaykala04 Orange Belt

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    A lot of people get injured doing BJJ, regardless of whether they compete or not. A lot of the movements are not natural for the human body (bending of the spine all the time, knees in awkward angles, takedowns, etc). Every black belt I have encountered has had some type of knee/back injury in the past, but they tell me if you train "smart" you can avoid all that. Outside of stretching regularly I don't know what training "smart" means, and too many schools don't have adequate warmups
     
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    ColeslawBJJ Puerto Rican Slap Boxing

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    Neither do I, but I probably should. I once competed at 167 pounds in the 180 pound division lol. Managed to win one match before getting my ass kicked in the next one.
     
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    Agree in your list of positive effects, but at the same time believe that if you are too really enjoy the competition scene you
     
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    bjjcaveman Yellow Belt

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    Nice article.. will definitely consider doing a competition in the near future.
     
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    Competing=good
    Competing to win at all costs = not so good
     
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