MMA Red belt in BJJ

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  1. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Why is it that only the founding Gracie Brothers will ever have the 10th degree red belt - the highest BJJ rank?
     
  2. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    A rank reserved for the founders of the art seems fairly reasonable.
     
  3. miek

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    Obtaining a belt in that degree isn't necessarily a sign of skill at that point, rather a sign of respect/honour. They are amonst the founders of the sport, I think it's reasonable.

    Edit: ^Ya, what he said lol
     
  4. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

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    So what about thugjitsu?
     
  5. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    Even with red belts they havent mastered the flying gogplata. The most underutilized and underrated move in all of martial arts.
     
  6. CxRxAxNxK

    CxRxAxNxK New Member

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    lol @ belts
     
  7. brolli

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    heh... yeah belts really don't mean THAT much.
     
  8. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    They matter on sherdog.
     
  9. they made up the belt ranking system.... and they're gracies.

    Those two facts = the complete explanation.
     
  10. Al_Kayduh

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    :ugh:
     

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