How much knowledge does a bjj blue belt possesses?

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  1. marine4eva

    marine4eva Orange Belt

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    i just came across a bjj school around where i live and spoke to the owner of the gym and he told me that his bjj instructor is a bjj high blue belt, i dont know much about the belt system itself, but i am interesting of learning the art, is it worth to join the gym and get training from a bjj blue belt? also the price is not bad to be in nyc, its only 99/month...also, the owner told me the bjj instructor got his belt from the gracies, unknown who gracie though, the bjj instructor wasnt in at the time..
     
  2. xxpensxx

    xxpensxx Blue Belt

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    it's not as bad as a white belt training you, but i woulnd't recommend it. there are plenty of places to train in NYC.
     
  3. Murdoch

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    i'd find out who he got his belt under and how long he has been practicing BJJ. its not to say you can't learn from him but you may want to find someone with more experience/training if you want really good instruction.
     
  4. Air Biscuit

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    New Student White Belt
    Tenth Class Rank (Jukyu) Yellow Belt
    Ninth Class Rank (Kukyu) Yellow Belt
    Eighth Class Rank (Hachikyu) Blue Belt
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    Ninth Degree (Kudan) Black Belt or Red Belt
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  5. AZfighter

    AZfighter White Belt

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    i train under a blue belt and a black belt and they seem to be on the same page as knowldege comes but i learn from both of them
     
  6. Murdoch

    Murdoch Brown Belt

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    you know he was talking about BJJ right?
     
  7. Vorpin

    Vorpin Blue Belt

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    That depends on how much formal education he or she has.
     
  8. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Black Belt

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    Unless you can't find somewhere else to train then I'd say you'll still probably learn a lot from him if you've never had BJJ training before
     
  9. jonny rotten

    jonny rotten Banned Banned

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    Are you sure blue comes before green? I've trained with blue belts and they were a real high standard
     
  10. Dramacydal

    Dramacydal Red Belt

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    I thought there was only White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black and Red..
     
  11. pitviper259

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    UMMMM i have no idea what belt system hes talking about but standard bjj is

    WHITE
    BLUE
    PURPLE
    BROWN
    BLACK
     
  12. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    He is probably part of the RGJN.

    Basically, a blue belt is someone who has knowledge of most of the positions, transitions, subs, but I don't think they are qualified to teach. They have 1-2 years of training.
     
  13. Aesopian

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    Blue belts' knowledge varies wildly, and I have yet to see anyone below brown have a solid enough understanding of BJJ to be able to teach on their own and give the right emphasis on basics and details.

    But I can teach you a mean reverse omoplata.
     
  14. smiff n wessun

    smiff n wessun feirmeoir láibe

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  15. nunchukskillz

    nunchukskillz Orange Belt

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    Adult's belts (16 and over)

    White
    Blue
    Purple
    Brown
    Black

    Stripes, like the belts themselves, tend to be awarded at the instructor's discretion, and may be in recognition of accomplishments like noticeably improving or tournament victories. However, not all schools award stripes, or award them consistently, so the number of stripes a person has is not necessarily a good measure of their accomplishments or time in training.

    Black belts receive degrees every three years for as long as they train. At 9th degree, the black belt is replaced by an alternately red and black belt. The red belt is reserved for the art's founders (H
     
  16. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    I wrote that part of the Wikipedia article...
     
  17. nunchukskillz

    nunchukskillz Orange Belt

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    cool...then I'm glad I credited by source
     
  18. VTJas81

    VTJas81 Blue Belt

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    Under Royce's network a blue belt can teach. But I don't really agree with it unless your a high blue or purple. Im a new blue belt and I only have a superficial understanding of the techniques. I'd feel very insecure in teaching something I don't know much about.
     
  19. sarge

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    That seems a little high priced for a blue belt, but I guess because it's NY? I pay $50 a month unlimited to train under a purple.
     
  20. Terrier

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    My instructer is a blue and he's a very good teacher, I also have training partners that are blues who while very good arn't nearly on his level (he should probably be a purple in fairness).

    Basically it depends on the guy but some blue belts make great coaches
     

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