Missing medal ceremony but still doing absolute division is it allowed?(IBJJF)

Hi reddit, I had my first bjj competition recently, luckily I managed to win my category (I only had 2 matches). Since I only had 2 matches I wanted to do the absolutes but unfortunately I missed the medal ceremony as my teammate who came to the competition got injured and I was checking up on him and was going to drive him to the hospital if he needed. Fortunately his injury wasn’t too bad and he didn’t need to go to the hospital.

However as I missed the medal ceremony I didn’t do the absolutes as I thought I was ineligible because I didn’t receive my medal. What is the usual rule for this in ibjjf competitions, I don’t mind too much about the medal facebook pics etc but I would have liked to still do the absolute division.


Won my division in an ibjjf rules comp

Missed the medal ceremony so didn’t collect medal

Wanted to do absolute

Would I have been allowed/what is the rule on this

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Did i make a mistake buying two venum gis?

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So yesterday i saw Venum ( which i thought was like a solid- high quality brand) having a killer sale on gis. 50% off of their $125 + gis. So i bought two.

The Venum Elite Light Ice and the Venum Elite Classic White.

Overall i got these two and a long sleeve rashgaurd with design for $162.

Now i just looked up Venum on /r/bjj and a lot of people say they arent as good as i thought.

Now the Proma gi i got would work fine but the pants are too big and baggy and i want the pants to be kinda like joggers at the bottom.

Should cancel my venum gis, try to get my Proma pants tailored and save some money or keep the venums just to have in the long run. Assuming they are durable like their website says.

I plan on training minimum twice a week.

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BJJ twice a day?

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Are those valid considerations (and I get a neutral Gi), or can I just get the coolest fucking GI regardless of its maker ?

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(Cliche) Thankful for Bjj

Most Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today and reflecting on what they are thankful for this year. I discovered BJJ six months ago totally by mistake and now it is a staple in my life. Simply put: being on the mat is the only time in my life that I’m literally forced to block out the rest of my problems and that alone has me incredibly thankful I found this sport. The exercise and the self-defense benefits are completely secondary to me. And this community, which has to be one of the most positive communities on reddit.

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