Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belts Guide 1 Of 2

Submitted by: Stevie Linton

What Are the Requirements For Each Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt?

White Belt:

A white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a beginner-no experience and absolutely new to the art. A white belt is someone who is still figuring out the ideas of BJJ from the positions to basic fundamental submission and techniques. The general time spent as a white belt before advancement to blue belt can span anywhere from six months to two years-depending on the trainer s athletic competence, time invested in training each week and how consistently he or she competes in competitions. Note that these points influence promotion to every one of belts as well as from white to blue belt.


Blue Belt:

A blue belt is an acquired BJJ practitioner. A blue belt knows all the basic, fundamental techniques used in BJJ. He comprehends the best way to apply them in live gym sparring and also in competition. A blue belt conventionally does not show technique; almost all traditional black belts never have their blue belts teach any new skills in class to lower ranks. This privilege is commonly reserved for purple belts and above. Blue belts are still crafting their own skills and/or set of methods in which they prefer for each of the positions. They are still experimenting with a variety of combinations of attacks and usually attack in the moment and do not think too many steps ahead. Simply because nearly all blue belts are still discovering what techniques work with their style of Jiu-Jitsu and their body type. The average span of time dedicated as a blue belt is a year and a half to three years.

Purple Belt:

A purple belt is finally setting off to develop his game and has his own go-to techniques that he favors in each position and these strategies will be refined exceptionally well combined with the basic fundamentals of BJJ. A purple belt has an intermediate understanding of attacking in combinations and the idea of invisible Jiu-Jitsu, meaning that he tends not to force things but instead, to take what his opponents give him, depending more on his technique than his strength. The average time spent as a purple belt can range anywhere from one to three years.

Brown Belt:

Brown belt is an elite rank. If someone would like begin his own academy, it is at least a brown belt that is most traditionally appropriate. A brown belt has the an understanding of a black belt, he has a mastery of all basic elemental tactics and he has confirmed the capability to think promptly in advance and utilize strategies in combination in order to finish off his opponent instantly. During this stage in one s training, he must be capable of proficiently illustrate strategy and help junior belts effectively utilize strategy. That said, a black belt in BJJ is not guaranteed. If an instructor considers a specific individual does not demonstrate the particular features to earn a black belt, he will not be honored with a black belt-ever. Nearly all practitioners who attain their brown belt do go on to attain their black belt. Coinciding with learning how to coach, the time expended as a brown belt is a time utilized to further perfect one s technique and overall game before advancing on to the rank of black belt. Customarily, numerous usually do not commit an elaborate length of time as a brown belt. The average time invested as a brown belt is one to two years.

Black Belt:

This is an elite rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Frequently, it requires an average Joe training two to three times a week, eight to ten years to earn his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, an individual who trains more frequently and competes often can obtain this rank in a quicker period of time. A black belt has perfected all fundamental methods and has proven this time and time again in the gym combined with the ability to attack in combinations and flow from technique to technique without utilization of strength. A black belt has a greater knowing of invisible Jiu-Jitsu, and takes what his oppositions give him. This belt can also manipulate his opponents into moving into positions or submissions aforementioned is not conscious of Black belts additionally obtain stripes, referred to as degrees. The first three degrees are given every three years-a black belt receives his third degree after nine years. Thereafter, it becomes much more sophisticated. The amount of time spent in each degree after that becomes five years, then seven years and even longer after that. A black belt can promote an individual from brown belt to black belt, and he must be a minimum of a second degree black belt in order to award a junior black belt a degree.

About the Author: Stevie has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 8 years and is a brown belt. Aside from teaching as head instructor of his own school, Stevie writes for online retailer of Jiu-Jitsu Gis, MMA Gear, and MMA Shorts,


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