Originally Posted by TheKidInside
hey man, you should enter Novice, provided that you do NOT tell them about your wrestling background as anyone that even has a single day of HS wrestling experience is supposed to be in Beginner category.
training wise, train a lot of cardio endurance (sprints, intervals, etc) and scrambling. also, don't be discourage when stuff isn't running smoothly...BJJ tourneys are almost universally a huge mess. I've had to wait 6 hours in the past to compete and warmed up every 30 minutes. stay mentally poitive, focused and reassure yourself. maybe group meditation would be great
Thanks for the advice! but i was varsity all four years and team captain, winning a few tournaments and districts along the way, so i feel if i go novice it'll show that i lied about not wrestling before and i don't want to get in any trouble ya know? but then i look at beginner and i think its something like between 9-20 months of training and even though i roll with my friends and watch a lot of youtube videos ect ect, i'm sure its nothing like having a real instructor teaching you and practicing on a regular basis. And i've had summer wrestling tournaments where it was like 4 hours between each match so i dont think that should bother me to much, plus i'm looking forward to watching the more experienced guys roll too! I think it should be a good experience overall. Also since you said you've been to tournaments before should i really set a high pace since i think my matches are only 4 minutes or should i be patient and wait for a good opportunity to go for a takedown ect?