One of the most common questions newcomers to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu have is, “How long should I train before I compete?”
And the honest answer to this is that there simple isn’t a magical 1 size fits all number.
There’s not an exact time that works perfect for everyone. It often varies depending on the person who starts BJJ training.
Often, what I tell me BJJ White Belts and beginners to do is formulate a simple BJJ game plan. Identifying at least 1 technique or series from each of the major basic Brazilian Jiujitsu positions.
These have to be good “go-to” moves that you can rely on when things get rough.
After this basic Bjj game plan is in place. Then you can start to consider a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament or competition.
I personally competed in my 1st BJJ tournament after 2 weeks of training. But I’m not a great example since I was involved in Wrestling first.
When I wrestled I was forced to get comfortable with competition.
If you’re a beginner or BJJ White Belt and you’re trying to figure out “When will I be ready for my 1st BJJ tournament” or “how long before I compete” . . .
I hope this video is helpful!