Uk kent open: White belt against a yellow belt

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  1. yodsaenkla**

    yodsaenkla** Blue Belt

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    What does this mean? That both competitor's are in the white belt category yet one chooses to wear a yellow belt for some reason?

    Possibly because his school chooses that you climb the ranks through extra belts as a money spinner?
     
  2. Cojofl

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    I don't understand. Kent open (aka english open this year) doesn't make any mention of yellow belts that I can see.
     
  3. yodsaenkla**

    yodsaenkla** Blue Belt

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    I know there is no yellow belt category (in any BJJ tournament I know of) yet I remember seeing a guy wearing a yellow belt competing against a guy wearing a white belt I was wondering why this was.
     
  4. Wrestleben

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    Usually a yellow belt is a kids (under 16) belt that you give them after white. No tournament has a yellow belt division, so they would just compete with white belts.
     
  5. Afrofeet

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    for scoring?
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  6. Cojofl

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    Green and yellow belt is sometimes use to differentiate competitors.
     
  7. Amiro

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    its in case two of you are wearing the same colour gi.
    one wears a yellow belt.
    so you know who the points are going to.
     
  8. FlameBoy

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    The Kent Open is my competition.

    It is run by Carlson Gracie Revolution Team, the first year we ran the competition for 450 competitors in 1, YES, 1 day. Last year we had a more relaxed atmosphere and did just under that number in 2 days.

    This year we are again running the event over 2 days, it has changed it name to the English Open. Info and registration hereHOME - 2010 English BJJ Open

    Without seeing the fight that we are talking about, I cannot give a definitive answer, however there are 2 possible reasons.

    a) We did use non standard (hrizontal stripes/not vertical), green and yellow belts for those same colour gi scenarios. maybe an orange Judo belt found it way into the bag? it is primarily a massive judo centre after all

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    b) It was a juveniles match where a white belt, was fighting a graded yet still juvenile competitor.

    We do have juvenile competitors at the comps, ranging from 6 or 7 upto under 18s.

    Hope this helps!

    OSSSSSSSSSS!
     
  9. mrpopenfresh

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    Maybe it's a dirty white belt?
     
  10. Amiro

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    sick i didnt think thered be many carlson london on here

    im signing up for the comp on monday!
     
  11. DSGhST07

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    Maybe he was a judo guy? Why does it really matter, as long as he's not wearing blue your fine.
     
  12. MMA_Fan

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    When under 16 kids compete the belt color doesn't matter. You will see white, yellow, orange, and green all compete together.
     
  13. yodsaenkla**

    yodsaenkla** Blue Belt

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    Ok thanks that makes sense and thanks to the other guy's that answered.
     
  14. giscanada

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    Lots of times, I would be a white belt in judo and fight any coloured belts.
     

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