how long did it take to get YOUR blue belt?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by ANVIL, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. ANVIL

    ANVIL New Member

    How long did it take you to get your blue belt (or above for that matter) in BJJ, and who gave it to you?
  2. Covaliufan

    Covaliufan Valued Member

    1.5 years

    Renzo Gracie
  3. mhyst

    mhyst New Member

    2 3/4 years

    edit: my bad, that's in jjj not bjj
  4. Mufty

    Mufty New Member

    Belt Colours and all that neon tetra

    A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, belt colour was not an issue, the training important it was.

    When I began training we wore a white belt, then a Brown belt, then we attempted our Shodan if we were invited to by our seniors.

    O' the good old days.

    Regards :)
  5. ANVIL

    ANVIL New Member

    Belt colour is far from the be all and end all in BJJ and the training is certainly more important, but in BJJ you've given your belt on your ability to fight (rather than perform certain moves), so it is very representitive of your progress...

    perhaps i should've put BJJ in the title as well as the question!
  6. dbmasters

    dbmasters Valued Member

    Ya know, I have been taking BJJ (Royce Gracie network gym) for about 6 months, learned a lot, having a lot of fun, having new bruises to disgust my wife with and all that good stuff, I was told 1-1.5 years to get my Blue, and really, I don't care...belt color means little...what does matter is getting in shape, learning some great skills and having fun doing it...or that's what matter to me anyway.

    Sorry felt I had to answer that question from a soapbox :)
  7. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo New Member

    About 3 years (Rey Diogo, Carlson Gracie Team) If you're talking about BJJ, you'd REALLY better not rush it.. it's probably the only art you have to really defend your belt in.
  8. ANVIL

    ANVIL New Member

    that's fine, you're not the only one LOL

    people seem to read a lot into questions like this, and generally the stuff they read into it isn't actually there (no offence).

    i agre entirely with what you've said, i was just curious about people's experiences.
  9. soul-survivor

    soul-survivor New Member

    About 2 1/2 years (classic Jiu-jitsu) but it all depends on following as much classes as possible!
  10. bjj brown belt

    bjj brown belt New Member

    2 years

    Brian Espinoza
  11. Stalkachu

    Stalkachu resU deretsigeR

    9 Months.

    Roger Gracie.

    Take care,

  12. Snake+CQC

    Snake+CQC New Member

    I'm still a white belt, I was curious how long it took, but I'm not very worried/upset about the amount of time it may take. When I get it I'll get it because I deserve it (hopefully).
  13. CinMike

    CinMike Valued Member

    I'm still white belt, but I'm not worried about receiving my blue belt. I'm only concerned with getting better, both in holding/transitioning positions and finishing submissions.

    What has helped me improve lots is rolling for 2 hours during open mat on Saturday morning. I usually learn as much stuff rolling 2 hours on Saturday than I do in a week in BJJ class. I almost always get my ass kicked by these awesome guys on Saturday, but they take the time to explain what I am doing wrong (or what I shouldn't do), give me tips on positions and subs, and actually teach me new techniques.
  14. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    What are the belt rankings in BJJ, and what seems to be the average time to gain rank? Just curious.
  15. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    White Belt
    Blue Belt (takes from 1 to 5 years)
    Purple Belt (even longer)
    Brown Belt (long, long time)
    Black Belt (in your dreams, my friend)

    But seriously... depends on how often you train, who with, your natural ability and also whether you have anyone who can actually promote you within five hundred miles. Hence there are some scarily good white belts kicking around.
  16. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Thank you Ghost!
  17. 1bad65

    1bad65 Valued Member

    It took me about 2.5 years. I was awarded it by Rolles Gracie, Jr. My gym is a Renzo affiliate.
  18. UGFighter

    UGFighter Valued Member

    3.5 years.

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