What’s the competitive scene look like in your area?

GojuTommy

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Been looking for KB or MT competitions around me, and unfortunately the nearest I can find is about a 3-4 hour drive making any fights I do a dedicated overnight trip.

So whats the scene like where you live?
 

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Non-existent in my area. The closest location that may hold 1 tournament a year is a 5 hour 1 way drive (anywhere else is even further). Guess that's the downside of living in a small rural town. I get the benefit of being far away from any large busy city... but then I'm too far away when I might actually have a use for one 😄.

Edit: I should clarify that this applies to the traditional kicky-punchy arts. The Judo and BJJ in the area stay pretty active.
 
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Non-existent in my area. The closest location that may hold 1 tournament a year is a 5 hour 1 way drive (anywhere else is even further). Guess that's the downside of living in a small rural town. I get the benefit of being far away from any large busy city... but then I'm too far away when I might actually have a use for one 😄.

Edit: I should clarify that this applies to the traditional kicky-punchy arts. The Judo and BJJ in the area stay pretty active.
The shitty part is within a 45minute drive around my house there’s roughly 1million people, so it’s not like I’m in a barren wasteland lol. My direct area about 20minute drive from home is around 600k people.
 

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Been looking for KB or MT competitions around me, and unfortunately the nearest I can find is about a 3-4 hour drive making any fights I do a dedicated overnight trip.

So whats the scene like where you live?
Well, I live in Thailand, so.... Lots of Muay Thai competitions.
 

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There are opportunities but travel is part of the deal.
 

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Where I live, you will not find any tournament less than 1 hour away (except for our bi-annual inter-school tournaments). Even then, they are sparse and limited in diversity. Two/three hours and there are plenty of tournaments.
 

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Been looking for KB or MT competitions around me, and unfortunately the nearest I can find is about a 3-4 hour drive making any fights I do a dedicated overnight trip.

So whats the scene like where you live?
I looked around a few years ago (a year or so before Covid, IIRC), and could only find one interesting grappling tournament within that range from me. I think I also only found one striking tournament.

I think they were easier to find when I was younger. Unfortunately, I wasn’t interested in them then - too much else occupying me.
 

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There are plenty of tournaments here, some with impressive sounding titles. But "plenty" is subjective. We've never really had much interest in tournaments. Once or twice a year, typically.
 

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