What is the deal with that?
It looks to me that aside from black and brown belts it is an optional thing, but they make things more difficult for unregistered athletes.
I'm sure it will make things easier for them to keep track of individual's rank and competition record to prevent sandbagging and what not, but to me it just seems like another pointless way to take our money. Maybe I am just being grouchy about it, but I don't see the point. Not counting food and travel expenses, it costs 100 dollars to compete... and now I have to pay an additional 30 dollars annually? Lame.
Or am I missing the point?
Is there some other reason for this? I mean, I don't need a card to tell me how good or bad I am at Jiu-jitsu. I can see that for myself every time I get on the mat.
If you have any input on the matter I'd be happy to hear it.... otherwise I am just going to go administer some Dorito & Midol therapy and stop blogging while irritated. lol