so last night at class i see these fliers on the counter for a tournament coming up......i read the flier and see that there is an mma division at this tournament, open to whomever wants to compete.....the rules as i understand them so far are strikes allowed while standing, once you clinch or tie up then strikes are illegal, and there are no strikes on the ground. You can try to break from the clinch or get back to standing from the ground if you wish and continue fighting. I think to myself, wow this sounds like fun maybe i will do it, but then i look at the date and it is going to be next saturday! last night was the first night i have gone to class for a month, b/c of a strained neck muscle. I have trained on and off for about 1.5 years at different BJJ places, but this new place ive been going to is the first place that has placed just as much importance on a solid stand up game as well as ground and i have only been to this place a handfull of times. 1.5 years sounds like a long time but when i say off and on i really mean it.....kids/wife/work means only going to class when i have a chance which has been sometimes only 2 or 3 times a month. I am starting to go more often to this new place and before i messed up my neck i was going 2-3 times a week b/c its closer to my house. So my question to you guys is this.....is it suicide for me to sign up for this comp with only a week to train? I know the hardest part of this fight will be the nerves and believe me they are already present and i havent even decided on whether or not i will compete! I have never even entered a regular BJJ tournament before so is it foolish to dive in head first and compete in this mma comp? Im nervouse just thinking about it but i know one thing for sure and thats if i do not compete, i will wish i had, i know if i do it then my confidence will sky rocket just from haveing the guts to do it, but am i more likely to do more harm to my body then good to my ego/self esteem?