Reason for me asking is that I've been training ground for about a year now, but not with real formal instruction. I pretty much just roll no gi. I've had about 4 classes on technique with gi. Technically I would be a Beginner, but my skill level could be at Novice because of my lack of formal instruction. I want to be competitive but not outclassed. Should I just register under Novice at this event, then go with Beginner at my next NAGA? We leave tomorrow afternoon for Rhode Island. Fight is saturday. I'm fucking excited and I may do both gi and no-gi for the experience.