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11/22/12 6:12 PM
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Graugart
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Traveled to train since I was a white belt and it has NEVER been a problem. Did five months around the world as brown belt last year, visited 56 gym on the way and never had a single problem: www.bjjglobetrotter.com

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11/23/12 10:21 AM
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Calibur1980
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Braxmax - As a side note, when you see a visitor you should be cautious. They usually try to prove themselves and go pretty hard right out of the gate. Ive experienced a few highlight reel knees to the mouth because visitor guy wants to prove he's legit. I tend to duck the visitors until I see how they roll because I like my teeth inside my mouth. Phone Post
I see the opposite.

I travel a lot and as a purple I'm right at that belt color where every level of opponent thinks they have a shot.

Not only do they come out guns blazing with knee bumps and cross faces but they get super pissed off if they tap. No bjj situation is more annoying than than dealing with the gym rat who feels he needs to defend his schools honor.

Just my experience since I travel a lot. It's my experience that it's better to go to a gym where you know someone do you get a hood pass. Phone Post
11/23/12 9:36 PM
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CursedHand
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We get visitors (white belt to brown belt) fairly often and it's always good fun. Instructor often tells us that people are coming so make sure you come to class and say hello.

I always go a lot lighter with visitors than I would with my class mates, as I don't want to be that guy and also you never know if they're crazy or something.

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