Hi all,

A common problem (and obsessive issue) for many BJJ/No gi grapplers is determining what weight class they want to compete in. I myself have this issue and have looked at several articles from respectable names in the game whom have very different opinions on the subject.

I weigh 77kg without the gi (79kg roughly with the gi) but could make the 76kg lightweight category if i made some consistent lifestyle changes- i.e dieting/ methods of training.

Does it even make a difference? What are the pro's and cons for going down a weight or fighting in the middle of a weight class but being your natural weight? Has anyone on this forum had similar thoughts/issues on the same subject?