The "I hate jiu jitsu politics" thread got me thinking. Why would any martial arts instructor limit their students to learning under him or her? I say: Screw that kind of respect! I would never be friends with anyone who limited whom I could also associate with. You are paying for the training; they aren't paying for you to learn BJJ. And in business jiu jitsu is not a trade secret or non-disclosure agreement. So I don't worry about attending different schools. As for competitions, I'll officially fight for who has taught me more. In the end it is quite meaningless, as you should compete for yourself and noone else just like in wrestling. However, and the next tournament things will be interesting. I intend to enter the gi division for one school, who exclusively roll with kimonos on, and the no-gi division for a different one, who exclusively roll without kimonos.