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Different Forms Of Sandbagging And the Influence It has on Overall Competition

Different Forms Of Sandbagging And the Influence It has on Overall Competition

Sandbagging is a term used in martial arts to denote a practitioner who competes at a skill-bracket deemed less rigorous than their actual level of competitive ability. The term is adopted similarly in golf and various forms of racing. In contrast to these sports however, it remains unclear whether the grappling “sandbagger” necessarily does so intentionally. For example, in Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where competition is generally divided by belt rank, a practitioner is conventionally not allowed to choose his or her own ranking and thus must compete at a level predetermined by his or her instructor.

Famous case of sandbagging in competition:

 

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We’ve all heard of people cheating, but why do these schools and people do it? Ryan explains from his experience within the community.

 

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