belt composition of your school?

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  1. Deathnever

    Deathnever White Belt

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    So i was wondering what the usual make up of your school student body is?

    I live in the suburbs

    at my school i would say its like split about half and half of whitebelts and blue belts
    theres only 1 purple belt and 3-4 brown belts who train regularely at my school and 1 blackbelt.(school owner brownbelt)

    usually the open classes are like 40% white belts and 60% blue belts

    Is this normal for schools to have so little higher belts that attend class? I know that bluebelt is one of the belts that people tend to quit on but is it that much of a difference?


    So like i said whats the usual make up of your school? What are the make up of your classes? also state whether you live in the city or in the suburbs
     
  2. Shizzx

    Shizzx Blue Belt

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    my gym is located right on a the edge of a college campus

    we have about 54% white belts, 30% blue belts, 10% purple belts, 1% brown, 5%black belts // basically we generally have at least 4 purple belts on the mat at any given time at least 1-2 black belts there all the time ( we only have 1 brown belt now) after recent promotions. and about 20-30 white and blue mix
     
  3. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    When the school I attend opened up, we were a young school. I mean like your school. I was the only one of 2 blue belts. The rest of the school was white.

    Now we are purple belts and blue belts, a couple of brown belts and the instructor who is a black belt. We have our white belts too. If you guys stick it out you will advance and grow the school.
     
  4. JMG1134

    JMG1134 Orange Belt

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    The one I go two has only been open about 6 months. Black Belt instructor, a few blue belts that came over when he opened, and a bunch of white belts ranging from brand new to a few guys that trained elsewhere, quit, or w/e, and decided to try this new place out.

    I've been training for 5 years now, almost exclusively with the instructor at this school, and I gotta tell you, even with how small we are, watching these new guys come up has been awesome. Much faster progress than me, or anyone else, at the last school I was at. It's nice to see my instructor finally get to run classes his way, rather than under the watchful eye of another owner.

    Edit: There's also a Judo program at this facility that is well established in the area, so we have picked up a few guys from that, as well. Brown and black belt judoka that wear a white belt in JJ. It's been great fun learning to roll with those guys, too. They do everything just a bit different than we do, so its made things interesting.
     
  5. KikoJones

    KikoJones Blue Belt

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    15-20 white belts
    10 Blue Belts
    4 Purple
    1 Brown (Owner/Instructor)
     
  6. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    30-50 white
    20-30 blue
    15-20 purple
    12 brown
    7 black
     
  7. Byrd

    Byrd Blue Belt

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    Everyone seems to be taking the summer off here, lol...

    Last night
    2 whites
    1 Blue
    1 Black - The instructor

    In class 2 nights ago here is what we had

    2 Whites
    1 Blue
    1 Purple
    1 Black - the instructor

    It was like having privates. Our instructor said lets roll all night, no technique drills since classes was so small. Our instructor rolls with us all the time too. I feel sorry for the guys that come on here and says their BB's don't roll much with the students.
     
  8. IamnotJonFitch

    IamnotJonFitch Green Belt

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    30-40 white
    20 or so blue
    10 or so purple
    7 or so brown
    5 or so black

    That's just one of three of his locations, though.
     
  9. QingTian

    QingTian Purple Belt

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    The open mat I go to seems to center around purples, with many browns and some blacks as well. Many blues but sometimes only a handful of whites show up.

    Pretty perfect mix for me. Maybe it's like 10-30-30-20-10 % from white to black.
     
  10. Forceof1

    Forceof1 Blue Belt

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    1-2 browns, 1-2 purples, 4-8 blues, 4-8 whites.

    For suburb in Wisconsin , probably about average.
     
  11. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I don't think it has to do with location.
    It has to do with how long the school been open and how good his instructor is at retaining customers.
    I know some schools that open 15 years and he pissed off everyone. You would think he opened 6 months ago.
     
  12. tf

    tf Inside BJJ Podcast

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    • 1 Black
    • 4 Brown
    • 7-8 Purple
    • 12 Blue
    • Bunch of White
     
  13. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    my school is really big. i really dont know how many to be exact. prob 9 blacks, 10 browns, so many purples prob like 25+, 30+ blues, 25+ whites.

    thats just the ppl i see that train regularly as i switch up my sched, sometimes morn/afternoon/night. if you dont you can go years without seeing certain ppl and just come in and be like who are all these blues/purps/browns?? lol

    i know my club has something like 400 members but i cant verify how many train regularly or how many train kickboxing exclusively or w/e. On any given night the composition can change so its hard to say. seems more high belts (and ppl in general) on weekends/nights. way less ppl in the morn and a decent mix in the afternoon
     
  14. freaky

    freaky Banned Banned

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    Yes, most people quit at blue belt so that's why you see much more white belts compared to others. As the ranks go up the numbers diminish. I've been to a few bjj gyms and they consist of mostly whites followed by a few blue and maybe something higher.

    I've been to ones where its only whites and blues and taught by a purple/brown belt.
     
  15. McNuggetz

    McNuggetz White Belt

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    My Judo school is pretty small.

    2 Black (Both instructors)
    3 Brown
    3 Green
    1/2 Orange
    3/4 Yellow
    5/6 White
     
  16. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    On an average night.
    We have 2 bb: 1 degree and no degree bb.
    2 blue Belts.
    8 white belts.
     
  17. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

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    One black, Three Brown, One Purple, 30ish Blue, 50ish white.
     
  18. DocSooner

    DocSooner Orange Belt

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    We are a relatively new school at 2 years and among the adults we have approximately 25 white belts, 20 blue, 12 purple, 2 brown and 2 black belts.
     
  19. jcandoitbig

    jcandoitbig Green Belt

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    bunch of white belts
    ~12 blue
    ~9 purple
    -5 brown
    -2 black
     
  20. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    In terms of those who consistently attend:

    1 black
    3 brown
    ~8-10 purple
    ~8-10 blue
    ~10-15 white

    Though we're growing fast. It is crazy when you go to a really big school to see the level...I was at Draculino's in Houston over the weekend for a promotion ceremony and he made 7 new brown belts that day, and had probably 15 more already on the mat. Insane level.
     

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