Level of competition in Grapplers Quest

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  1. Rotaryengine

    Rotaryengine Orange Belt

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    In the advanced division of grapplers quest vegas what do you think the skill level will look like? Any black belts? What does it say about somone who wins the advanced division of grapplers quest. Is it a big deal?
     
  2. easy tiger

    easy tiger Blue Belt

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    At the last GQ West in Dec., the winners/placers of the Advanced divisions were people like Go, Rader, Spangler, Pezao, Tussa, Nohara, etc.

    Yes, there are black belts. It's not ADCC, but it means you're pretty damn good.
     
  3. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    level is pretty strong, high level black belts regularly compete in the advanced divisions.
     
  4. Rotaryengine

    Rotaryengine Orange Belt

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    I KNOW im not gunna win but Im Extremely exited about being able to compete with high level people. Ive never rolled with a black/brown belt before.
     
  5. TheHighlander

    TheHighlander Green Belt

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    Nick and Nate Diaz were in the Advanced division last time I was there.
     
  6. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    if you win it definitely looks better than naga, but anyone can enter so it's not a massive deal.

    there are some invitationals that not anyone can enter, those mean something win or lose.
     
  7. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    What belt are you?
     
  8. Rotaryengine

    Rotaryengine Orange Belt

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    only blue but I feel ive outgrown the intermidiate division, but i dont know if im quite ready for advanced
     
  9. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    ^^^

    WHere is the tournament?

    If it is in an area with a large BJJ population you're gonna be facing really tough guys . . . purples browns and black belts with 10+ years of BJJ tournament experience.

    Your most likely gonna get schooled

    *edt*

    I'm a moron I did not read the OP so well :redface: . . . vegas?

    Check out some of the names of the winners in 2007 vegas, some very good players . . .Sim Go . . . Cub Swanson . . Reynaldo Duarte . . . Jeff Monson . . . Eduardo Braga . . .
    http://www.grapplers.com/rated/index.cfm?template=scrn_view_results_event&eventID=4689286
     
  10. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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  11. Rotaryengine

    Rotaryengine Orange Belt

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    Yea ive been watching alot of his matches. I also saw him compete in person at NAGA in boulder city about 6 months ago.

    Edit: wait i thought u ment Sim sim go from Marc laimons.
     
  12. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    I just loled at sherdog for t he first time in a long time.
     
  13. ahcshon

    ahcshon Purple Belt

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    so you are a blue who is planning on competing against brown/black belts? good luck with that one buddy.















    yggr
     
  14. Rotaryengine

    Rotaryengine Orange Belt

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  15. USA Grappling

    USA Grappling White Belt

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    belts dont mean everything if he is going no-gi and good for him for challenging himself and not just going to int so he can cruise to 1st.
     
  16. tomiscookin

    tomiscookin Blue Belt

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    Good luck to anyone who is entering. My bjj instructor competed in the last one in vegas and won the advanced lightweight division. Hope he can defend that title.
     
  17. VegasFighter**

    VegasFighter** Brown Belt

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    Its in Vegas may 3rd.. I'll be there!!.. And we have blue and purples that tap browns regularly at tourneys. You have to look at the school.. A Brown belt in one system could easily be a black in another.
     
  18. idahofireman

    idahofireman Banned Banned

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    I'm traveling to Vegas and will compete at "Masters" level. That's 40 and above. They group everyone together, beginner through advanced. I'm a blue belt so wish me luck. I think I'll need it
     
  19. Fwogz1

    Fwogz1 Blue Belt

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    I'd say there are some really good guys at grapplers quest. Names like tussa, holdsworth, cooper, sim go, radar were all at GQ in vegas dec 2007.
     

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