How long should I train for NAGA

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  1. psilent child

    psilent child Orange Belt

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    I have been taking Kajukenbo for a few years. I plan on taking hayastein grappling Tuesday and Thursday and BJJ Saturday. There is a NAGA competition in June. Do you guys think that’s enough time to compete in the novice division? I will be a super heavyweight.
     
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    Only one way to find out just do it. If you lose then hey at least you stepped up
     
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    Nagas a competition where if you lose you're not really going to be hurt (or at least shouldnt). Tap early, tap often, but theres no reason not to.
     
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    Compete, sure. Win, probably not unless you are a natural phenom or have exceptional physical attributes. Doesn’t matter, you’ll learn from the experience either way.
     
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    Danny T Senior Master

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    Compete? Absolutely, but realize unless you already have a background in grappling or as Tony stated you are exceptional 3 months is not much time for excelling. I like most of my students to have a year of grappling prior to competing but have many who do begin in the 6 to 12 month periods.
     
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    At the end of the day it's grappling. It's not like it's boxing where you can risk concussion or brain injury (very rarely at least I do know concusion happens in grappling but not as much as striking) so really as long as you tap early your safe unless it's an unfortunate accident
     
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    As others have said, the cost of potential failure is generally pretty low, so go for it. Which NAGA tournament are you looking at?
     

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