I was on the phone yesterday afternoon with Cohost Dan talking about this weekend’s Pan Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Irvine, California. He made the observation that when the two of us were hungry blue belts around 2003-2005 the competition scene was much smaller and while sometimes people would go out of their way to travel to the rare BJJ tourney, neither of us could really think of anyone who would travel across the country to compete in the Pan-Ams. He commented that now, however, he could think of a good number of names who make the trip from the east coast to California for events like this.
What about you? Is that how you feel about jiu-jitsu championships? Are you willing to travel coast to coast or internationally(!) to compete? Let us know by voting and add a comment!