The majority of the articles published on this site, and most of the other sites covering the world of combat sports, focus on the professional level of the sport and larger stages of MMA, kickboxing, BJJ, etc., as they should.
There is a huge industry built up around the high levels of competition, and thus an industry devoted to covering it. However, there is less coverage, at least at the local level of media, on amateur competitions. The reason I’m telling you this is that I have registered for Bay Area Jiu-Jitsu Championships, which will be taking place on Nov. 18. I’ll be competing in the men’s No-Gi, beginner (up to 18 months experience), 155-165lb weight class.
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