My daughter tests for her next BJJ belt today!

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  1. Hugh Jorgan

    Hugh Jorgan Blue Belt

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    And boy am I excited for her!

    Today she will be going for her 'orange' belt and its her fourth belt she will earn in her short journey in to the world of BJJ. She is 9 and she has been training for a little over 2 years now (and still loves it)
    So far her progression has been
    White
    9th Kyu - white with a yellow stripe(its a part of their karate program but still an intermediate belt in her progression)
    Yellow
    and now - orange

    Im my mind, these are all just geedunk belts as she has to be 16 before she earns her first REAL belt (blue) I take much satisfaction in knowing that by the time she earns her blue belt she will be pretty SOLID and will have EARNED it.
    Although these intermediate belts help HER with her sense of progression. Thats okay by me :)

    Im wishing her luck on this test! (Shes gonna need it!)
     
  2. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest Orange Belt

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    Something tells me, if she keeps up her training, she won't be a blue belt very long. That's awesome to hear. I am hoping my daughter takes an interest in BJJ but we still have a little ways to go. She's 1.

    Congrats and be proud! Wish her good luck for me.
     
  3. Oak

    Oak 栄誉

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    Do we have another Hillary in the making?
     
  4. sfgrappler

    sfgrappler White Belt

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    That's great. Good luck.
     
  5. BatBoyJG

    BatBoyJG Brown Belt

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    Kid promotions are the best, we just had ours for the kids on monday, gave out a lot of belts, and they were all ecstatic.

    Maybe, but this is my next Hillary ;) lol
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  6. Team Sleep

    Team Sleep Black Belt

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    There is no more important a skill to learn than getting off your back for a woman. Especially with a bigger, stronger opponent.
     
  7. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Thats excellent! She's going to be a very solid player once she hits her teen years!
     
  8. kahyo

    kahyo Orange Belt

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    Good luck! :icon_chee
     
  9. superking

    superking Poet — Traveler — Soldier of Fortune

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    Awesome! Good luck to her.

    My son's been in BJJ for 3 years now, he got his orange belt a few months ago. He was really happy. His instructor told him now he'll have to start working harder and showing a little more aggression and dominance to get any higher up in the ranks. No longer can he just memorize techniques and perform them well during the tests. He has to show his true grit on the mat to progress.
     
  10. Hugh Jorgan

    Hugh Jorgan Blue Belt

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    Thank you for playing :)

    Its always been my philosiphy that chances are if she ever WERE assaulted, it wouldnt be on the playground. It would be in the back seat of some jackass meatheads car. Nothing would satisfy me more to hear that a potential rapist got his arm broken for him. :icon_chee
     
  11. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Awesome, you should be proud! Congrats!
     
  12. joe90210

    joe90210 Blue Belt

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    so jealous of all these little kids starting BJJ at 8-9 years old

    starting BJJ at 25 is bullshit :mad:
     
  13. CrazyJHL

    CrazyJHL Brown Belt

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    I know what you mean...starting Gi at 24 is kinda depressing, wish I could have started sooner.

    It's cool hearing about these little kids training. The "Young Warriors" at our gym happen to be pretty savage, they did some exhibition matches at the our clubs last academy, and they really know what they're doing x_x.
     
  14. RDLJr

    RDLJr White Belt

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    Try 37.
     
  15. Il Wop-O

    Il Wop-O Green Belt

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    That's great for her! What's your school affiliation? We're Gracie Barra, so my son can't get his orange until he's 10. He's a 9-stripe yellow right now. He's 9, started training at 5.

    He just keeps his eye on 2 goals. Blue at 16, and he's determined to get his Black at 19!!!
     
  16. Steelviper

    Steelviper Green Belt

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    Is there any black visible on his stripe bar? Even the 4 stripers don't have a lot of real estate available...
     
  17. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    My daughter just started wrestling and BJJ and she is 6. So far she loves it.

    Good for your girl man. Get them started early because that stuff will stay with them even if they quit when they are 16 and decide they don't want to get sweaty or some other girlish thing. But if she decides to stay with it, she will have a great background when she gets to the "real" belts.
     
  18. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    Too true.

    I've always been of the opinion that my son can learn BJJ if he wants. I'll expose him to it and I've even got the mat space at home to help train him.

    But my daughter has no choice. She will be learning something, at least to blue belt level, or she can't date or have a car.
     
  19. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    at this rate, he should go straight to purple at 16 instead of blue.
     
  20. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    I wish I had started at age 7 :(

    Congrats! I wish your daughter a long and successful journey in BJJ :D
     

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