Question regarding belts in BJJ...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by theProdigy, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. theProdigy

    theProdigy Orange Belt

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    I'm training with one of the top BJJ schools in Melbourne (I'm down under yo!), have been training for about a month now, twice a week. How long (approximately of course) would it take to get to blue belt? I know there's alot of variables, dedication, teacher etc etc. But assuming best case scenario, (I'm very dedicated to this and I feel that the instructor is great) how long roughly?

    I ask cos I'm reading threads of people who have taken upto 30 months to get to Blue, but then some people who have done it in as quick as 7 months.

    What's the average time for a white to become blue?

    Thanks
     
  2. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    a long time
     
  3. BJJ1995

    BJJ1995 White Belt

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    Not sure if there really is an "average" as it basically depends on the individual, their accomplishments, and instructor. I think a good guage is how well you do against your co-students (all belts), how you fair in competitions, training frequency, how quickly you comprehend the concepts and how well you execute. Hence, it takes some people as quick as 7 months and others as long as years.
     
  4. Tegelsten

    Tegelsten Team Misstag

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    Your probably looking at a year, give or take 6 months depending on previous ability, athletic abilities, academy and dedication. Twice a week is hardly anything at all, maybe 18 months or so.
     
  5. theProdigy

    theProdigy Orange Belt

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    infamous: THX FOR UR INPUTS

    BJJ1995: Yeh sounds about right.

    Tegelsten: Unfortunately due to TAFE/Work/Other commitments twice a week is all I can do atm, it sucks but still.. twice is better than nothing. Thanks for your help
     
  6. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    read between the lines. train because you love it, and not to be recognized for doing it. Let your scars medals and achivements speak for themselves, not a colored peice of cotton. please base your self worth on something else, my brother.
     
  7. theProdigy

    theProdigy Orange Belt

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    Thank you, that is a much better answer. The only reason I asked is because I found it strange how there was such a large gap between the possibilities of attaining the next level.
     
  8. VagabondMusashi

    VagabondMusashi Banned Banned

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    On average : 12-18 months for blue. With talent, a good attitude, and an optimum training schedule we
     
  9. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    Where abouts in Melbourne you training? Like others said, don't worry about your belt. Besides it's more fun being a white and giving blues all they can handle then the other way around.
    ;)
     
  10. Stoic1

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    2x a week?

    Figure minimum of a year WITH excellent work ethic and athletic ability. If you are willing to train 6days a week, 2hours a day, compete a LOT than it is possible to get blue in 6mo.
     
  11. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    seriously, once again, forget the belt. Concentrate on improving your skills, and having fun. When your ready the belt will come.
     
  12. theProdigy

    theProdigy Orange Belt

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    Heh thanks guys.

    Clubber: Been training at Melbourne Uni a bit, but about to start with Dominance. Where do you do it? Btw im the dude who added you to msn :)
     
  13. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    I train with Rob Williams at Ground Zero/Gracie Melbourne in the CBD. Used to train at De Beens, been to a few Machodo clubs, but I found the teaching too linear. I'm not saying all Machodo schools are like that. Feel free to drop in for a roll at GZ. It's in Little Bourke st, pretty close to Melbourne Uni.
    http://www.graciemelbourne.com.au/
    I'm Stef by the way. Look out for the young looking blue that won't shut up. That's me
     
  14. SKD

    SKD Blue Belt

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    Are you Tom's friend ?
     
  15. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    You asking me that? If you are, Tom who?
     
  16. SKD

    SKD Blue Belt

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    Cheah ?
     
  17. SKD

    SKD Blue Belt

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    Not you sorry clubber fuck im mixed up today
     
  18. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    My fellow Renzonite is correct
     
  19. dutchmasterj3

    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    Going twice a week, I would say 2 years at least.
     
  20. ShadowNINku

    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    It doesn't matter how much or anything.....this is not math....If you've got it then you've got it when you got it, I was all worried about getting my blue, which I still don't have 6months into training but its not even about getting belts if you're so worried about it go to a TKD school rank is how you feel and "belts" I think are overrated.
     

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