Purple Belt in Gracie JJ

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  1. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Well, im new to the grappling world and have never trained before, I was just wondering if its a good idea to train under a purple belt in gracie jj? Or should I look somewhere else. Its the only place that is near by.
     
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Guest

    If its a legit purple belt then absolutly. Do you know who awarded him his belt? Who does his promotions? When i first started training both my instructors were purple belts now they are brown they are both excellent instructors and competitors.
     
  3. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    I don't know who awarded it to them, but hes going to the states next month to train with Royce Gracie, to become an Affiliate school. So I think it's legit
     
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    where are u from?
     
  5. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Check your pm
     
  6. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    A legit purple belt is definitely capable of teaching you.
     
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    Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    W legit blue belt could teach you a lot too....I would learn everything he has to teach
     
  8. XJ3B

    XJ3B Blue Belt

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    how much is he charging
     
  9. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Gracie Purple Belts Suck. Nah, I'm just kidding. Some are really good. In fact, you can learn more from a purple belt than you might imagine...
     
  10. Delbjj

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    In my opinion a purple belt is nowhere near ready to teach yet.
     
  11. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    80 dollars a month
     
  12. blink_man182

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    :p arn't you a purple under Ceasar? lol
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Hey, we posted in the same minute. I was wondering if you can elaborate. IMO I think certain purple belts can be good instructors. I have seen some black belt instructors show a move and then go on Myspace. I cannot say that was good instruction.

    If a purple belt understands basics, uses good teaching practices, and is motivating I think you could learn a lot.

    Knowledge and teaching are not synonyms.

    I have great black belt instructors. If you can get one of those, go for it. If not, good browns or special purples aren't too shabby. :D
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Yes sir.
     
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    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Thought so, thanks for the help
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    That's cheap. I pay $150 for unlimited.
     
  17. blanko

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    yea but your gym is the bomb
     
  18. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Some people say you really start to learn jiu jitsu when you become a black belt.

    So what are we doing?

    White = infant
    Blue= Toddler
    Purple = adolescent
    Brown = Teenager
    Black =adult
    Red...Senior citizen
     
  19. Prokofievian

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    Some nights, our Black belt has to go to Judo practice(he's learning it right now) so a really strong Blue belt teaches us. You still learn a lot from them, they can answer quite a few questions and if they're good teachers it's good.

    I DO have an issue with a purple-belt opening his own gym however. Purple belts, in the grand scheme of things, are still in the realm of mediocrity. Perhaps they're not mediocre teachers, but they have so much to learn, otherwise, they'd be black belts. I just feel that if you want to open your gym and make a living off of it, first you have to take yourself to the level of excellence.

    For example, I am very capable of teaching someone piano, but I abstain because there's no way I would be able to give someone the same level of instruction as say, my last teacher, who had a master's degree.
     
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    I train under a purple and he's the best instructor I've ever regularly trained under. I also only pay $75- a month for five classes a week at 2.5 hrs each(including a sunday class).
     

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