Should You Cut Weight Or Not For Your First BJJ Tournament

Question: Hey there Bernardo faria
I’m training for my first competition in 10th June in Bournemouth and training some high belts say I should cut weight others say I shouldn’t and just roll ? I’m aim for the 79,3 heavy women category and training Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday as well for 51/2 &61/2 hr a week to get myself in shape so what would be your top tips? So far I’ve been told to stayed relaxed and not tense so I don’t gas out . What are your top tips for someone who is doing there first competition.kind regards by Ashleigh Redmond

“Bernardo Faria is a 5x World Champion. Bernardo started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Juiz de Fora – MG, Brazil at the age of 14 in 2001. After receiving the Black Belt from his first instructor Ricardo Marques in 2008, He moved to Sao Paulo to join BJJ legend Fabio Gurgel and his Alliance team. After many years of training and winning many major titles, Bernardo moved to NYC in 2013 to train and teach at Marcelo Garcia Academy. In 2015 Bernardo achieved his dream of winning the IBJJF World Championship Open class title and his division, doing the double Gold and becoming the 1st in the IBJJF Ranking and also choosed as the best athlete of 2015.

Bernardo Faria has now taken on the mission to share some of the lessons, techniques, experiences and more that he has learned along in his 16 years and counting as a BJJ student, teacher and world class competitor.

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