Tournament ready???

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by bambammccoy, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    I have never been to a BJJ gym in my life. I'm 145lbs. 5'11

    I've soaked myself in the Gracie Combatives Blue Belt course a million times and have seen many other instructional videos on a few other techniques. I have also practiced a little wrestling with a buddy of mine who is a pretty good wrestler(double legs, single legs, sprawls, ect is what he taught me) I am a serious perfectionist, like I might be learning from videos but I make sure to do exactly everything I'm supposed to.

    I want to enter a BJJ tournament at white belt, and see how I do.

    If I steam roll the white belts than I'll try Blue belt.

    Opinions?
     
  2. bradlabo

    bradlabo Green Belt

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    Sure why not. Don't get upset if you lose. It will prob make you join a gym though, gracie combatives is not sport bjj
     
  3. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    do you have any real live rolling aside from double-legs with your buddy? you can memorize a million moves, but if you don't know the small details that make it work and feel it in real life, chances are that it won't go as well as you'd like.

    on another note: good luck! keep us updated on how you do
     
  4. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    I understand that watching a technique isn't learning a technique. I've had hands on experience using the GC techniques many many times. Slow motion endless repetition.
     
  5. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Sore losers are for team sports.

    I don't like the idea of joining a gym because I am not that social anymore, as lame as that sounds.
     
  6. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    All there instructional courses are sport BJJ except Gracie Combatives.
     
  7. dirtmcgirt444

    dirtmcgirt444 White Belt

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    It seems like you've already made up your mind. Go for it. I'd love it if you posted video. Good luck to you.
     
  8. bradlabo

    bradlabo Green Belt

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    My guess is you have not applied these techniques even half as much as someone who goes to a gym.

    You also said you soaked yourself in gracie combatives.

    You don't have to be social to join a gym, go learn, roll leave
     
  9. Mike Piekarski

    Mike Piekarski Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    Wait you've never actually rolled live? I would suggest you do the tournament just so you wake up and you join a gym. Grappling isn't something that you can really learn alone.
     
  10. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    I've rolled with a friend of mine many times who has also done the Gracie Combatives and I've practiced on a grappling dummy many times.
     
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    bradlabo Green Belt

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    Not to be a dick but that is almost useless
     
  12. Spazzmaster

    Spazzmaster Purple Belt

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    Go ahead and enter! Test yourself, be humble, be respectful, have fun.

    Kenny Florian says he and his brother entered their first BJJ tournament without any formal training, they just rolled with each other, learned off tapes, and attended one Royce seminar.

    Of course, they joined a real academy soon after. If you are truly a perfectionist and are serious about learning BJJ, you will have to join an academy too. This is not optional: If you actually want to improve, you must join.

    Frankly, not wanting to join a gym because you are "not that social" is a very poor excuse. BJJ is a social activity by its nature. It takes two to tango! It is impossible to become a grappler without grappling other people. If you can't accept that, there's really no point in continuing.

    I bet that if you join a proper school, you will quickly find yourself coming out of your shell and enjoying the company of new people. I've seen it happen! It's a wonderful thing
     
  13. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I think this might be a troll thread, but I'll bite.

    I honestly think you will get handled by the white belts who go to class several times a week, and have been for a while. You won't know how to perform under pressure with a live person and they will. You could train off videos and with your untrained buddy (learning from videos is essentially untrained in reality) for years and still get smoked by a white belt who puts in the mat time with real people in a real class setting.
     
  14. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    nonsense abt being a dick. I need as much feedback as i can get.
     
  15. LLoydIrvinED

    LLoydIrvinED White Belt

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    I think you are fucking delusional if you think there is a possibility of you steamrolling the whitebelts. You sound like another bjj LARPer.

    Gracie Compatives does not a blue belt make.
     
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    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Sounds logical. Ive heard that tournaments are real fast paced and what not and I could see how that could seriously affect my performance.
    Thanks
     
  17. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I mean you should compete either way because it will be a great learning experience and help you see what you are lacking. But seriously I think the steam rolling will come from the opposite direction unless your white belt division literally has some people who are stepping on the mat for the first time the day of the comp.

    I'm a white belt doing my first tourney this weekend. About 5 years ago I did about 8 months of no gi mma grappling, and I just joined a no gi club again about 5 months or so ago and I still feel unprepared personally.
     
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    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    I don't think I will. But if I did, I wouldnt keep competing at that level. I want to find even competition to challenge me.
     
  19. Spazzmaster

    Spazzmaster Purple Belt

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    ^ Well, Kenny Florian says he and his brother both won matches and medaled at their first BJJ tournament, without belonging to a real gym. It helped that they had each other to train with and are lifelong athletes. At white belt, people can win with minimal knowledge, just relying on strength and aggression.
     
  20. NRFC

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    This X 10,000.

    Every person is different. What if you face someone in a tournament who pulls guard? Do you have an A game for playing guard... And if your A game is to Xande sweep first, what if your opp immediately stands up and breaks guard. You got a good open guard game?

    Before you make an ass out of yourself, much less even think about enrolling against blue belts, go to a gym and roll.
     

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