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Is it good for my learning process to compete in higher weight class?

My weight is 63

In many BJJ events you have -64, -70, -76, ...

Normally I should compete in -64 but I prefer competing in -70. Am I doing it right? I would say it's ok, because BJJ teaches you to defend yourself against all types of opponents (including big people).

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Why do you prefer that weight class? –  Dave Liepmann Apr 24 at 8:39
    
I was competing in -70 before, and I dropped off weight but never changed the weight class. –  jitsCode Apr 24 at 9:46
    
So...have you competed in -64? What was the problem with it? –  Dave Liepmann Apr 24 at 10:25
    
No kardeş, I only competed in -70 and never competed in -64. I'm used to -70 that's why I don't want to compete in -64. –  jitsCode Apr 24 at 10:38

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I think you'll be fine in the -64 bracket. Give it a try.

If you really miss the heavier folks, compete in open-weight as well.

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