Monday, November 13, 2006

19 days to go.....

The BJJ Tourney is in 19 days. It looks like I'll be in the intermediate no-gi division again, since they're trying to keep people in the same ranks for the Triple Crown competition. Basically, there are 3 tournaments over the year. The person with the most points in each rank in gi and no-gi, regardless of weight, gets the belt. I'll be competing with blue-belt's in the gi division, and with intermediates in the no-gi division. The thing with BJJ is that there really aren't that many people above blue belt. It's not like TKD where you get your black belt guarenteed in 3 years, just for showing up to class. The first year or two in BJJ is spent at white belt. Then another 1-4 at blue-belt. Then you're up in the open divisions since the next belt, purple, and up are all instructing ranks. There's a really wide variation between schools too. Some give out a blue belt in 6 months. Too bad those guys get their asses kicked. I think ours is the slowest. I know people who have been grappling for 8 years and are still blue belts. There's a reason for a few of them, but still..... Anyways, I've been hanging out around 165lbs. The light-weight division is 149-161 lbs and I've been able to get down to 158 for most competitions. We'll see how this one goes. Let the training begin!


Blogger Diane Harrington said...

this could be a comic book poster good luck with training and competition

3:47 AM  

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