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Mike Dewitt Jr
02-10-2011, 11:03 AM
I am going to compete in gi and no-gi in my next tournament, March 12th The revolution in Washington, and I was wondering what you would do. I have never taken a formal class in gi and have only rolled in one maybe 5 times. I compete in the advanced division in no-gi, so I am just curious what others have done.

Brent Smith
02-10-2011, 01:07 PM
You should compete in the kids division

Jon Helton
02-10-2011, 01:20 PM
When was your last roll in the gi? When you did train in the gi, how did you do against other blues, purples, etc.??

Daniel Patrick
02-10-2011, 01:31 PM
You should compete in the kids division

God I hope not. My kid is going to be in that tournament.

Mike Dewitt Jr
02-10-2011, 02:22 PM
No kids division, but I have rolled in the gi three times in the past two weeks. I have only rolled with one guy from our gym, who has a blue from another instructor, in these two weeks and he hasn't tapped me yet.

Brandon Mccaghren
02-10-2011, 02:36 PM
go purple dude. you will just be better for it in the long run, win or lose.

Scott Yockel
02-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Also go to the more skilled divison, Herzog has made me compete in blue belt or higher in every tournament since I started. It will only make you better.

bobby rivers
02-10-2011, 08:17 PM
Your belt below your avatar just for show?

Mike Dewitt Jr
02-11-2011, 09:10 AM
No not just for show champ, but like I said I have only rolled in a gi a handful of times.

Jason Eisner
02-11-2011, 09:52 AM
No not just for show champ, but like I said I have only rolled in a gi a handful of times.

Always roll at your belt level. Anything less would be sandbagging.

stlnl
02-11-2011, 01:38 PM
If you are purple belt, you should compete as a.........purple belt? You really needed a poll for this?

Mike Dewitt Jr
02-11-2011, 03:11 PM
I guess for the most part I don't believe in myself enough which makes me question my rank since I have only been practicing jiu jitsu around two and a half years now. I appreciate the input and the sarcasm guys thank you. :)