Odd belt progression

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  1. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    My BJJ class has, what seems to me, an odd belt progression. Mind you, they do Judo as well, but here it is:


    White Yellow Orange Blue Green Purple Brown Black


    It has 3 extra belts in there. Any thoughts? The green may be in between the purple and brown.
     
  2. alexgncw

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    aren't yellow and green supposed to be for teenagers (i've never heard of white or orange in bjj) ... perhaps they use a ranking system from a different style
     
  3. Ybot

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    We use yellow, orange, and then green for children at my school. After green would be blue when they turn 16.
     
  4. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Blue then green?

    I call bullshit.

    In kids gradings, as mentioned, there is a different system but if you are over 16 you should go white/blue/purple/brown/black.
     
  5. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    where are you training
     
  6. ichimonji

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    Thats the way it is in Japanese Jiujitsu.

    BJJ - White yellow Green Blue Purple Brown Black

    Judo - White yellow Orange Green Blue Brown Black (ty Q mystic I am tired)

    JJJ - White yellow Orange Blue Green Brown Black
     
  7. Q mystic

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    our judo is wh,ye,or,gr,bl,br,black.
     
  8. Jason Pair

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    JJJ is white yellow blue green purple brown black (orange belt is in there for under 14) this depends on the system of JJ of course.
     
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    Isn't that also the belt progression on Sherdog?
     
  10. Big Red

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    That is weird, you got green belts over 16?
     
  11. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    Just saw it on the wall. All I have seen in class is:

    White, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, and Black
     
  12. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    I guess Bob's gym teaches JJJ rather than BJJ then.
     
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    Nah, they teach Judo and BJJ on the same nights, with No-Gi BJJ and Muay Thai on the other nights. The do MMA stuff on Saturday's.

    Maybe the green is for the kids, as I haven't seen it in adult class.
     
  14. Commissar

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    Perhaps you should ask them about it. That is not a BJJ belt progression, period.
     
  15. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I was mistaken, it is a Judo progression. White yellow Orange Green Blue Brown Black. The gi days, we work on Judo, with emphasis on mostly the standing/throwing/break falls that Judo normally focuses on. Most of the classes are no-gi and NHB training, with No-Gi BJJ and Muay Thai. I guess it is good to be well rounded in all types of fighting, but I think I wanted more traditional BJJ. I will stick with this though, because it is way more realistic to train with no gi, IMO.
     
  16. hfam95**

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    and you have come to that conclusion because of? Yes people dont walk around in GIs but they do walk around in jackets, pants, and T-shirts (which you are not allowed to grab in no-gi).
     
  17. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    Most people are not walking around in durable bath robes. Even with windbreakers and jackets, you will not be able to get a good grib, and even if you did, the sleeves would probably just rip anyways. I would rather learn how to get good positioning without gripping anything that using the gi as a crutch.
     
  18. hfam95**

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    learning good position has nothing to do with the gi. keeping a good position has nothing to do with the gi either.

    Holding side control >> Block the legs from putting you back in the guard + holding the opposite sholder so they cant get out that way. No grabbing involved.
    Mount position >> no gi grabbing involved.
    Back mount >> no gi grabbing needed.
    Guard pass >>control the hips, knees, and legs by holding. no gi grabbing needed.

    The gi is there to make oppurtunities when there are none present. To control, hold, or dominate requires knowledge not the gi.
     
  19. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    the great gi debate has been reopened. anyways, good luck bob.
     
  20. Stoic1

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    I forgot how stupid people can be. Thank you for reminding me!

    Windbreakers and jackets just fall apart at the touch! You can't get a good grip on them! The gi is a crutch!

    Sounds like you suck~
     

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