MMA BJJ etiquete question

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  1. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    We had a guy show up to our school on Monday that none of us knew. He had a blue belt on and was telling us that he was going to start training with us.

    If you guys were new to the area and had not trained with an affiliate school, would you carry your old belt into your new school?

    We had a few guys who seemed to make a big deal about it and just curious to see what everybody in here has to say.
     
  2. Bausk

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    I would ask the instructor upon signing up, and if he recognized it then I would wear it. Personally, after I got my blue, I gave away my white to another student who needed a belt. So I don't have a belt to go back to if I visit another school.

    I assume the guys making a big deal are not the instructor? It's just an ego thing then.
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    If he rolls like a blue belt, then why take his belt away :dunno:

    But if he rolls like a white belt then... :hsugh:
     
  4. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    My school is no-affiliation and we have guys from all around of all belt colors just stop in. No one seems to care. I travel all around and always wear my purple. :dunno:

    If he rolls like shit and it seems to be fake, the instructor should sit him down away from class and speak with him. If not, just let the dude keep it. No reason he should have to start over.
     
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    Up to the instructor to decide
     
  6. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Me and the 2 other blue belts that were there rolled with him and I tapped him 3 times in 5 minutes rolling and I'm smaller than he is by about 30 lbs. :hs: He's definately not completely new, but I'm not sure he's a blue belt compared to the rest of them at our school.

    I don't really give a damn what color he's got around his waist, but one of the other blue belts there was a little frustrated with it. :dunno:
     
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    Take it as a compliment to your school's more strict belt requirements?
     
  8. Sylva

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    If he's got a legit promotion from a legit instructor/school who are you to take it away?
     
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    True. He may know the technique required by his previous school for blue belt, but is weak at rolling? Or at least weaker than you and the other blue belts at your school.
     
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    this

    - not all schools are the same. even i saw this while doing TKD for so many damn years
     
  11. Kenny Dalglish

    Kenny Dalglish New Member

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    our academy has a everyone starts from white rule..
    if you're good you get promoted to where you belong..

    with that said i'm sure if you're a gracie barra purple belt they're not going to ask you to start from white belt
     
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    Blue belts aren't shit anyway. Shouldn't matter imo. Purple and up should be put through the ringer and evaluated.
     
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    only thing that bothers me about people wearing their belt, is if they rock a their tkd, judo, or karate belt. we've had some guys wear their black belt from their old schools :mamoru: when they dont have any bjj training. thats the worst.

    oh best is the marine martial arts, these guys come in, saying theyre black belts in marine martial arts, and try to tell the instructors what works and what doesnt in bjj :ugh2:
     
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    Ooh, I should show up to BJJ with my Shotokan black belt sometime. Now that would be funny.
     
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    I think the skill is the ultimate factor. If he rolls like a blue, then fine. If he seriously rolls like it's his first class, then the instructor should discuss it with him. If he has been training for years, got his blue and still rolls like it's his first day, then I want to know where he got his blue from.
     
  16. Sylva

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    Belt promotions are not always about skill. Sometimes they are given out simply b/c someone has put in their time, training day in, day out, always there learning. They may know all the techniques but have trouble performing them against people and therefore apearing unskilled or undeserving. Could be b/c of their physical ability or a slew of other factors.

    Those are words I've heard from many of the brown/black belts that I know.
     
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    Older people arent expected to keep up in rolling with the younger guys either.
     
  18. Sylva

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    Exactly.
     
  19. ZZex

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    I can agree with that.
     
  20. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i wore my brown belt to my new academy.. :rofl:

    i wouldnt change my belt unless they ask me to. we're all doing the same martial art, so wtf...
     
  21. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Sometimes I wonder about stuff like this, where I stack up, how other schools train, or whatever. Then I remember Im just a blue belt and it doesnt really matter. Maybe after 10 more years of BJJ I can start to think about stuff like that. Until then Im just going to concentrate on getting myself to class, staying healthy, and putting time in on the mat.
     

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