Guys, I just cut from 220 down to 197 so far. I am trying to get myself trimmed down to compete in either a NAGA, Grappler Quest, or a USA grappling event.
I belong to a dojo that has just adopted USA Grappling gi and no gi. Its made up of mostly judo guys, with some of the top guys in the nation. We also have a sambo practitioner (my workout partner), a bjj kid, as well as another wrestler (state champion).
The USA Grappling rules are all new to us. However, I have transitioned to it better than the seasoned judo guys. I am also learning judo, so this is now a dual challenge for me. The judo guys are disappointed in there not being additional points awarded for throws. Even freestyle wrestlers are acustomed to it.
Anyhow, I have heard some negative things of NAGA.However, I will be honest. I want to enter whatever is convenient for my first tournament. Has anyone else competed in these?