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Would it be a major Jiu Jitsu Faux Pas?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by pailum117, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    To achieve significant rank (purple belt) under one instructor and then to be promoted further by another instructor?

    Let me explain...

    I hope to be done with my degree + masters within 5 years, after which there are many job opportunities I want to pursue that could end me up in London for several years.

    TRAIN WITH ROGER!! WHOO!

    My problem is this. I'm already a high stripe blue belt under great BB's in a great organization. But within 5 years I definetely should be to purple and ergo I could theoretically attain black belt while living in London.

    Would it be a major disrespect to be ranked by another Prof. after I was already a purple under another?

    None of this is set in stone, I was just curious.
     
  2. Lutador011

    Lutador011 Blue Belt

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    In 5 years you could be black belt an all your dillemas would be over.
     
  3. KaosX

    KaosX Banned Banned

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    If you move, and life comes before JJ unless JJ is your life, then I would Imagine this isn't really something that hasn't been broached before. Schools close down, instructors move and so do people.

    Non issue, IMO.
     
  4. akharon

    akharon Blue Belt

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    Yes and no. In the old days, it would be considered rude. However, today people understand that people move, BJJ isn't the #1 priority in life for most, and you're going to train under who's within your proximity. It always sucks to lose a student that you've put your time into, but the student isn't a slave. Bottom line, you gotta live your life, and if you're going to London in 5 years, that's what it is. Like Lutador said though, you could have your BB in five (depending how much you train), rendering this a non-issue.
     
  5. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    I'm sure your current instructors wouldn't expect you to quit training if you move.
     
  6. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    No one is going to care. Alternatively, you should quit training because of this terrible dilemma.
     
  7. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    It's not disrespectful. You've moved to a different part of the world, so obviously you can't train with your previous instructor anymore in that case.

    An experienced blue belt should already know this too. It happens all the time.
     
  8. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    It depends. I don't think most instructors care if you switch teachers, if its for a reason like moving or something. If you just leave them and go across town though? That would be an issue, and you'd most likely be labeled a creonte.
     
  9. fiftysvn

    fiftysvn Purple Belt

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    haha this cracked me up . . .

    i agree.
     
  10. Neuro

    Neuro Purple Belt

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    Well, we can certainly establish it wouldn't be a "faux paux." That sounds like something Lil Wayne would rhyme with ".44."
     
  11. iheartthemount

    iheartthemount Blue Belt

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    life > BJJ.
     
  12. gocubs1815

    gocubs1815 Black Belt

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    I don't think so. If I were the new instructor (in london) if a previously ranked belt were to come in, I'd treat him like a "new purple belt" or a "new brown belt."

    Belt color is just a symbol.

    Your current instructors idea of what a high stripe blue belt is could be totally more advanced or remidial compared to what your new instructor thinks. But getting new instruction can be a great thing for your overall game.

    I've got one BB instructor who LOVES leg locks
    Another who likes to go for the triangle
    and another who puts big emphasis on conditioning.

    It all rolls into one, so its no Faux Pas
     
  13. phillys-finest

    phillys-finest Red Belt

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    He would have to exaggerate to heck out paux but yea....i lol'd :D
     
  14. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    Exactly. BJJ guys on here seem to be these fragile, sensitive little girls.
     
  15. Neuro

    Neuro Purple Belt

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    Hahaha I'm glad-- .44 and what the previous poster mistakenly labeled as a 'faux paux' would definitely be pronounced similarl though-- especially by Wayne.
     
  16. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Nobody is going to be mad at you for moving to England and training with Roger. Jealous, yes. But not mad.
     
  17. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    lol, this is all pretty spot on
     
  18. Auspex

    Auspex Brown Belt

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    Your current instructor is gonna give you a pat on the back, shake your hand, and tell ya he was glad to be able to train with you while you were around. He'll even invite you back when you come back to the states. He might even tell you to make him proud over there.

    That's literally all that will happen.

    I've trained at several different Judo clubs, in different states and countries, and have never had a single issue with belting or recognition. If you're solid, you're solid.
     
  19. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    BJJ clubs are like girlfriends, you can have as many as you want as long as they are not in the same city.
     
  20. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    perfect!!!
     

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