BJJ belts normally take a couple years to promote.Seems like belt promotions in 80s/90s era martial arts (and those that still adhere to that model) are just a way to justify the autopay. New belt every 2-3 months regardless of your actual progress and ability level, yay!
I've done some BJJ, judo, and muay thai for several years. I took a PDR class with my wife to get her some basic self defense training. It was a good class for its scope which is a "first aid/CPR-style training for self-defense." What can you learn in a weekend to be able to defend yourself?I’ve seen his videos. Cool choreography.
For sure, which is what I respect about it. Seems like its about as close as you can get to a meritocracy with anything in life.BJJ belts normally take a couple years to promote.
10 years to get black belt with consistent training is about the average.
what do the kids want to do?Didn't want to tag on to the other thread...got two teenagers (17/15) and am thinking of getting them into self defense classes. Any thoughts or suggestions as to a good starting point would be? I know nothing except David Carradine and Kung fu from the 1970's...thanks
Not anything that will work when you need it 3 years later.What can you learn in a weekend to be able to defend yourself?
Yes, and regardless of belt color everyone knows where everyone stands. We are confronted with this truth every time step onto the mat.For sure, which is what I respect about it. Seems like its about as close as you can get to a meritocracy with anything in life.
When I did TKD in middle school, everyone got a new belt at fixed intervals, regardless of your ability . . . . As long as your account was current.
What do you think of Icy Mike?I’ve seen his videos. Cool choreography.
Icy Mike is an actual fighter and (most of) his videos are made for other actual fighters who train actual fighting.
My boy (17) is totally into it...says he's been wanting to do it for a long time but mom said no...I said this is a quick bypass of mom...
Back in 93 I asked Nelson “what up with you Brazilians and SoCal?”. “Reminds us of home.”San Diego is like the mecca these days for BJJ schools. I'm sure all of the schools are good and super competitive. I would probably pick 10th planet just because they are mostly nogi and it looks like they have a balanced program with striking/yoga/fitness included. I like the EBI ruleset over IBJJF too.