NAGA: virginia 9/27/2008

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by IrishBeatDown****, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. IrishBeatDown**** Banned Banned

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    anyone else going? this will be my first grappling meet and i am fairly excited.

    i have a questiona bout the NAGA divisions, i wrestled for 4 years in high school but thats only 3 months out of the year... totals like 12 months... with long breaks... and that was 4 years ago...

    now i have been doing CSW for about a year... i am pretty good because of my athleticism and i was a pretty good wrestler but never state or national calibur... powerlifting was always my main sport.... anyway what division do you think i would fit into? beginner or intermediate? i'd like to take home some hardware but i don't want to steamroll through a bunch of newbs... now, i know its hard to judge without seeing me work, but generally speaking, given my circumstances what division would you say i would most likely fit best in?
     
  2. Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    intermediate
     
  3. IrishBeatDown**** Banned Banned

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    yeah thats kinda what i was thinking, i'm just really afraid of paying my 80 bucks and losing 1 minute into my first match... never been to one of these before and i have no idea the calibur of the guys that compete at these things... matter of fact i really hav eno frame of reference between novice and advanced because i train at a small gym with very green grapplers (no one with more than 2 yrs experience, except for the instructors of course)
     
  4. SPRAWL42 Orange Belt

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    Im thinking about entering.
     
  5. lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    where in virginia is this held? What weigh class will you be in?
     
  6. Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    I am in a similar boat to you. I will be fighting in my first BJJ comp next month. The gi side was easy because I am a white belt in BJJ. The no gi side was harder to decide. Beginner stipulated no previous competition experience but also it also 8 month continous grappling experience. I probably could have gotten away with beginner a) because no one would check and b) I have 4 months of bjj and never entered a bjj competition before. However, I wrestled in highschool (more then ten years ago), fought MMA (9 years ago) and competed in Judo (5 years ago). I have some experience. I came to the conclusion that joining the beginner division would only be to win some hardware (as you put it) and boost my ego. I will progress more as a grappler by facing stiffer competiton and that is the only goal I have at his point in my life.
     
  7. stlnl2 Blue Belt

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    Intermediate.

    I have seen a guy who wrestled a year in college and had been doing BJJ for a year enter a beginner division before. Dont be that guy.
     
  8. DangerDan Guest

    I got 6 months of BJJ, what would I enter?
     
  9. Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    I am planing on entering, depending on my money situation. Anybody want to support a starving grappler?
     
  10. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    For NAGA:

    Adults:
    Are you a Novice Grappler (Under 6 months Experience - No wrestlers allowed)
    Are you a Beginner (6 months - 2 years experience - No wrestlers allowed)
    Are you a Intermediate (2 years - 5 years experience)
    Are you a Advanced

    If you planned on following the established rules, you would enter Beginner at six months. If you wrestled in high school, have fun with Intermediate.
     
  11. IrishBeatDown**** Banned Banned

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    it is in King William and i will be entering the 159.9 class if i can cut the 10 lbs. i will be doing intermediate either way though i am thinking... and getting worked lol.
     
  12. lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    i guess if your cutting 10 pounds your weighing in the nigh before? Do you know if you can enter gi and no-gi? Do you have to pay twice as much? I saw on the website that its 80$ if you pre-resiter.
     
  13. Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    its 80 no matter how many divisions you enter. ill be doing blue belt <139.9 and i think im gonna take a shot at advanced no gi.
     

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