Presenting the average BJJ man: a 30 year old blue belt

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  1. Spazzmaster

    Spazzmaster Purple Belt

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  2. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    yeah, that makes sense.
     
  3. pesadissimo

    pesadissimo Blue Belt

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    Close. I'm off by 6 years and don't train at GB. Otherwise, pretty much spot on.
     
  4. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Sweet then if I tow the stereotype, I'll be a blue belt in less than two years!
     
  5. crash90

    crash90 Blue Belt

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    Creepy how close that is to me....


    Blue Belt (4 stripes...though no one cares about stripes)
    30 yrs old as of 2 days ago
    Grappling since Jan 2010
    8'ish hrs training/wk

    Have not competed recently and not at a GB
     
  6. AllKnowing

    AllKnowing Knowledge is love and light and vision

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    Eh, for what it's worth.

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    1 stripe purple belt
    train with a relson gracie affiliate
     
  7. Rawex

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    Highfive!
    (though i been training for 3 years next january, last year i havent trained much for whats that worth).
     
  8. sb413197

    sb413197 Red Belt

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    Yikes, the AVERAGE blackbelt trains 11.2 hours per week??? I hope I can reach blackbelt someday training less than that!

    Interesting that the more experience you have, the more you seem to train.
     
  9. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    I am going to guess that Black and Brown instructors skew the mat time.
     
  10. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Two things that would be interesting to know:

    - most brown and black belts are also assistant instructors or school owners. Is all mat time counted as training time, such that the 11.2 hours is in addition to teaching duties? Because if it included teaching time it's easier to believe.

    -average is often not the best measure of central tendency, because it's subject to movement by big outliers. I'd be curious what the median training time is at all belt levels.
     
  11. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    Well said.
     
  12. Mad Sweeps

    Mad Sweeps Purple Belt

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    interdasting. Lets see at 30 I:

    Had been training for 2 years

    Was a 2 stripe blue belt

    Trained 5 days a week (typically 1.5 - 2 hour sessions)

    Competed 4-6 times a year

    Checkmat
     
  13. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    I average approximately 12 hrs a week (inline with the average). That's me "training", not instructing.
     
  14. NRFC

    NRFC Brown Belt

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  15. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    Lobo,

    Is BJJ your full time gig?
     
  16. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    No, though it sounds like it lol. I'm in law enforcement and currently teach defensive tactics full time. This allows me to train on and off duty. I've got some tough guys to train with at work; DIII All-American (who outweighs me by 50 lbs.), a BJJ brown belt, a couple of blues (one who should be a purple), and some tough white belts who grew up wrestling. So I usually train at work 3x a week on top of my off-duty training.
     
  17. Lobo

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  18. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    thats me :D although I have 4 stripes and Im 33, but then.. its pretty much me.
     
  19. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    Nice. It can be nice when work and hobbies overlap. It can suck as well but it sounds like you have a good set up.
     
  20. LS1Rx7

    LS1Rx7 Blue Belt

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    lol this is me almost exactly
     

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