What are the basics? What is needed before bluebelt?

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  1. Ahee. GX

    Ahee. GX Green Belt

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    So everyone says the basics.
    What do you believe is the basics and what is needed to become a bluebelt so I can focus on it from now on.
    Im not gonna try any fancy guards, which I believe some white belts try. Ive had guys at my level try spider gaurd on me all the time.
     
  2. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    IMO

    How to pull guard properly.
    The elements of a gi throw (off-balance, load, drop)
    Appropriate guard posture
    How to open the closed guard
    How to stand in the closed guard
    How to do an armbar
    How to do a triangle
    How to do a RNC
    How to do a kimura
    How to create space when mounted
    How to shrimp off of your opponent
    Appropriate grips when using guard or passing guard
    How to take away space when mounting

    And, most importantly....

    How to reset the guard.
     
  3. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Edit:

    I put those particular submissions in their because if you know the mechanics than you can apply them to many different parts of the body from a lot of positions.
     
  4. danielr

    danielr Yellow Belt

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    at least two sweeps, escapes, and submissions from every position. (guard, mount, side control, half guard, etc) understand which positions are more beneficial to you, beneficial to your opponent, or neutral.

    pretty much dont worry about it too much and just practice what your instructors teach you. get in as much mat time as possible and compete whenever you can.
     
  5. Hammer Time

    Hammer Time Brown Belt

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    determination
    work ethic
    try to be humble
    technique over strength
     
  6. Kuark

    Kuark Yellow Belt

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    just knowing the techniques should be for your stripes. A blue should understand how to apply them but most importantly how to time your moves.
     
  7. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    I think those are the basics, but for arguments sake, what should a purple belt be able to do?
     
  8. vitor3000

    vitor3000 Blue Belt

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    Tying your belt. Ive seen lots of blues with shitty ass tied belts at tourneys.
     
  9. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Bench 225lbs.
     
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    Doop Purple Belt

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    what is needed? hmm..... maybe this?
     
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    gracie_barra** Purple Belt

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    shrimping, closed guard fundamentals, open guard dos and donts
    the power of posture
    side control and mount pressure
    escapes from precarious positions
     
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    Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    If thats true I feel better about my skills...I think I have most of this covered pretty well. Out of the things on that list "grips to use when passing" is the only thing I need a good amount of help with...the rest I feel good.

    Looks like a good list....got most of the basics covered
     
  13. green_machine

    green_machine Orange Belt

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    Some people like their belt to come undone...when sparring I actually tie my belt to come loose easier. When doing normal drilling and what not during class I'll tie it a different way that stays snug.
     
  14. jscore

    jscore Orange Belt

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    need to take a girl from a bar to his place in 15 mins (for blue)
     
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    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    jscore Orange Belt

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    xchrisgx White Belt

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    Awesome read.
     
  18. BJJ in Chicago

    BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    This is something that is drilled heavily at my school and something that I am learning is an ESSENTIAL difference between white belt and blue belt.
     
  19. mmafanw

    mmafanw Blue Belt

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    TS you are not going to get any set answer. Some instructors throw belts around like crazy, others have set guidelines and others still only promote based on tournament participation.
     
  20. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    I knew all that. 2 years ago. I'm not a blue.

    I think a lot of it is being able to control whitebelts using your experience. You have to know all of that, but also you have to know when to apply the moves in a match. I think you also have to understand the fundamental elements of most attacks - i.e. a jointlock requires a 'lever', chokes require a 'root', etc.
     

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