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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by July08, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Okay, so my wife wont let me compete unless it is with other Old Guys.
    There, I said it.

    Now, which tournaments in the U.S. have Senior Divisions?

    Thanks
     
  2. 35andOver

    35andOver Blue Belt

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    I'm not sure what Sr. means to you but most of the grappling groups have an over 30 division for all weights and experience levels at least in no-gi.
     
  3. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    How old are you? Gi or no-gi? Where abouts do you live?
     
  4. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    you need to enquire with each respective competitions.

    it would be impossible for anyone to list all of them.
     
  5. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Thanks Brothers

    I am 44 and live in Idaho.
    Senior Division is 41 and up. Hope that helps.

    Peace.
     
  6. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    In terms of finding competitions large enough to even have a sufficient number of over 40's to compete, good luck. I'm 36 and often can't even find enough 30 and overs to compete with, so I get put back in the "adults" section with the children.

    The larger the competition though the more likely you are to find someone your age.

    I think it's a silly limitation though. I think you are more likely to be hurt by an over 40 competing in a larger tournament than you are to be hurt by a 30 something in a local tournament.

    Usually the larger tourneys are populated by a very highly skilled group. Even the over 40's may be former athletes finding their way in a new sport.
     
  7. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Like Jag said, I would just compete in masters 30+. The closest you'll find to a 40+ division with more then 1 or 2 people in it is going to be a road trip to Vegas or California for the Pan Ams/Worlds/Grapplers Quest/Naga.
     
  8. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Jag and Ben
    Great insight! I think you are on to something there. Local 30+ for me.
    Let's just see what my wife says :redface:
    I am pretty sure that she doesn't want me to have another back surgery...

    Peace
     
  9. Seppuku Sam

    Seppuku Sam Blue Belt

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    Like they said...depends on org. My choice is NAGA..they have over 30, over 40 and even over 50 (thats me). My recomendation: If you are new to competing and yu wish to have a positive experience...go fo one that most closely places you in the age appropiate division.
     
  10. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I'm 43 and I prefer to go to the Pan Ams, The US Nationals, and maybe one other tournament. The Worlds does not have a senior division. I just got back from The Vegas International. My senior 2 brown Absolute class only had 4 guys. My super heavy division had nobody. This was the first tournament that I didn't get one match in my division.
     
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    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Pan-Ams
     
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    curb1850 Green Belt

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    That sucks. Do you compete in the regular adult?
     
  13. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    I forgot that the Mundials didn't have masters/seniors. I wonder if the Rio masters Mundials one has large old people divisions. It's one more reason to get me down to Brazil.
     
  14. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Ben, are you admitting to being over 40 :wink: Nice!
    Real manhood starts at forty! (At least that is what I keep telling myself)

    Hey, thanks again for your input.
     
  15. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Guys, I really appreciate your wisdom.
    Seems like the jury is split though.

    Half says local 30+
    Half says big events

    I am a brand new blue belt.
    I think next year I am going to try a sub-only tourney for my first run at competing.

    Also have to admit, it is fun to day-dream about competing in the bigger events someday... against similarly skilled and decrepit athletes!

    Peace
    (not at any cost, but Peace nevertheless)
     
  16. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    I'm 34, but I feel 40!
     
  17. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    What do you think the chances are of the Masters and Seniors BJJ Championship coming to America like the Mundials?
     
  18. gdjiujitsu

    gdjiujitsu Yellow Belt

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    For 2010 IBJJF Events

    Masters (30-35)

    Athletes born between 1975 and 1980
    Fight time: white/bluebelts - 5 minutes
    Fight time: purple/brown/blackbelts - 6 minutes

    Seniors 1 (36-40)

    Athletes born between 1970 and 1974.
    Fight time: white/blue/purple/brown/blackbelts - 5 minutes

    Seniors 2 (41-45)

    Athletes born between 1965 and 1969.
    Fight time: blue/purple/brown/blackbelts - 5 minutes

    Seniors 3 (46+)

    Athletes born in 1964 and years before
    Fight time: blue/purple/brown/blackbelts - 5 minutes
     
  19. July08

    July08 White Belt

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    Thanks GDJJ! Awesome.
     

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