Blue/white belt?

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  1. BaconTastesGood

    BaconTastesGood Blue Belt

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    I've heard that Alliance has started pushing a "blue/white" belt as a transition from white to blue...anyone seen or heard anything about this? Supposedly Mohler in Irving, TX is doing this.
     
  2. masterg2223

    masterg2223 White Belt

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    nope i havnt i am a white belt in jiu jitsu and havnt heard about this
     
  3. D Train

    D Train Silver Belt

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    News to me.
     
  4. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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  5. Fwogz1

    Fwogz1 Blue Belt

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    haha I like how the instructor is a black belt in (5th Degree Black Belt U.S.K.J.J. and founder
    bullet, 4th Degree Black Belt Kombat Jiu-Jitsu and founder bullet, 1st Degree Black Belt Prowling Tiger Hapkido bullet, 1st Degree Black Belt Kentai Ju Jitsu) and only a blue belt in BJJ under Rigan Machado & Marcos Santos Association.
     
  6. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I think if a BJJ school only uses belts and no stripes, then it makes sense to have a rank in between white and blue.

    As silly as it is, belts do make people feel a sense of progress. Beginners are very vulnerable, and they are usually very conscious of the fact that even though they may have been training over a year, they still wear the same belt as a guy who walks in off the street for his very first day. They don't really feel like a part of the BJJ family until blue belt. A white/blue belt or something along those lines can help alleviate that.

    If your school does use the 4 stripe to a belt method, I don't really see the point. 5 plain belts + 4 stripes * 4 belts = 21 different ranks. That should be a fine enough scale to show progression.
     
  7. UrbanSavage**

    UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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  8. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    seriously, like we really need another division for blue and white belts...
     
  9. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

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    Well, at least he's swallowed his pride and donned the white belt. A lot of these TMA guys can't bring themselves to do that and go back to square one. He's opened his mind. Good for him.
     
  10. Fwogz1

    Fwogz1 Blue Belt

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    True, I hope he continues to practice bjj and get a black belt. Bc I have no idea what all that other jiu jitsu stuff was.
     
  11. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    That's the gayest thing ever. Do away with stripes too. Belts all the way.
     
  12. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

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    I have to admit I've never heard of Prowling Tiger Hapkido...
     
  13. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    ATT has a green belt in between white and blue.

    I know a lot of places do stripes.
     
  14. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    o god how long till the 10 kyu belt system of all the colors of the rainbow
     
  15. omgitsrick

    omgitsrick Green Belt

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    5th Degree Black Belt U.S.K.J.J. and founder
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    BJJ Blue Belt claiming hes a 5th degree black belt in a crappy art he "founded." XD
     
  16. Goat Meal

    Goat Meal Shhh Belt

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    How can you be a 5th degree black belt in an art you founded? Aren't you a grand master if you created your own MA?
     
  17. Fwogz1

    Fwogz1 Blue Belt

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    I posted the same thing on the first page how could you miss that. But I agree.
     
  18. Darksky

    Darksky Blue Belt

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    Unnecessary IMO
     
  19. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    he's probably just being humble :icon_chee
     
  20. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king, or in this case in the land of the obese LARPers the BJJ Blue Belt is Grandmaster.
     

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