ATTENTION WHITE BELTS!!! Here are some thoughts on how to get your blue belt!
As a practitioner of BJJ for many years I have had the opportunity to see people progress. Some faster than others. Some not at all.
To get promoted to BJJ blue belt generally requires a minimum of two years of training. Some academies have 3 year programs, while others may promote you in as little as 18 months. The time it takes will vary depending on your academy, instructor, and how often you train.
In order to be promoted, you'll need to demonstrate proficiency in the basic techniques of BJJ. This includes being able to execute various sweeps, submissions, and escapes from common positions. You should also be familiar with BJJ theory and concepts such as proper posture, guard retention, and the principles of leverage.
In addition to technical skills, you'll also need to show that you're dedicated to the sport and display good character traits such as discipline, respect, and perseverance.
Here are some things you can do to help you get promoted to BJJ blue belt faster:
- Train regularly and consistently. This is the most important factor in determining how fast you'll progress. The more often you train, the faster you'll learn and the more likely you are to be promoted.
- Attend seminars and workshops. These can help you supplement your regular training and accelerate your learning.
- Read books and articles about BJJ. This will help increase your understanding of the sport and give you an edge over other students who don't bother reading about BJJ outside of class.
- Compete in tournaments. Competition can be a great way to test your skills and measure your progress. It will also give you a chance to earn stripes or medals, which can show your instructor that you're dedicated to BJJ.
- Be polite and respectful to your instructors and training partners. This will show that you have good character and are committed to the BJJ lifestyle.
- Help out around the academy. This could involve cleaning the mats, helping new students, or teaching classes. By lending a hand, you'll demonstrate your dedication to the sport and make yourself more valuable to the academy.
- Be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a BJJ black belt. It takes time and dedication to reach the next level in BJJ.
Following these tips will help you get promoted to BJJ blue belt faster. However, ultimately it's up to your instructor to decide when you're ready for promotion.
So be patient, stay focused and tap often.
Matthew Tropp | BJJ Report