One of my BJJ class mates (a purple a belt) told me the other day that he was a white belt longer than a blue belt. He said he was a white belt for 1.5 years and he was a blue belt for just about a year or 1.5 years. He said he didn't do any tournaments when he was a white belt, but when he hit blue, he did 5-10 tournaments. I was just wondering is this normal to advance from blue to purple that fast? How long did it take you to get your purple belt?