I have been training in BJJ for 6 years and participated in a a few (4-5) BJJ competitions from 2002 to 2004. Currently there are no BJJ or submission grappling tournaments where I live so we are thinking of entering a national JUDO competition.
I don't want this thread to end up recycling the same things over and over (i.e. whether JUDO or BJJ is best, whether guard originated from JUDO etc) and become boring, but I have some questions regarding strategy and mainly the rules:
What would be a good strategy for someone with pure BJJ experience and a good guard who also trains standup but nowhere near the extend a good black belt JUDOKA does? Do I just pull guard or do I look for a wrestling takedown (e.g. single leg or fireman)?
If I keep pulling guard and the opponent backs out will the referee keep bringing me back on my feet?
What if I pull guard and immediately sweep my opponent? Will the referee let the fight go? If yes, how much time do I have to look for a submission?
What if I pull guard, immediately go for the armlock, the armlock is deep and almost there and the opponent stands up and hangs on with pure strength? Will the referee separate us and start again on our feet?
If I get taken down with a low score (not IPPON) and manage to put the guy in my halfguard, does the 30s hold apply immediately or the opponent needs to pass the halfguard ... or we are simply ordered to go back on our feet?
I know JUDO has very clear rules and you don't really get a lot of chances to work for submissions on the ground, however we'd like to give it a go ...
Any advice from someone with BJJ background and JUDO competition experience will be highly appreciated.