If you are one of the many people who feel they are not ready to compete then ask yourself this question: Why do I train BJJ?
If your answer, like most people, is because it’s fun and enjoyable, then now think about your actual training sessions. When you come into a training session you will need to compete for space because classes are normally full and there isn’t much room for you to roll. You will have to fight someone lighter than you, heavier than you, younger than you or older than you with a technical level not always the same as yours, so it’s never an ideal match. Yet you show up and train without expectations of the outcome, you roll, you win, you lose, you learn.
Now imagine if your training sessions were against someone more evenly matched, your own age, own weight, and own level of experience with a full matted area for you to fight, just you and your opponent with a referee to oversee your every move and look after your safety.
How would you feel entering a BJJ competition if you viewed it as a fun training session tailor made for you?
I will leave you with a quote:
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer