BJJ brown belt in 1 year

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  1. nas89

    nas89 White Belt

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    is it possible to get a brown belt in one year because i was thinkin of going to brazil for a year and train 6 days a week 4 hours a day i got family there so i will be welcolmed. since it takes 2-3 lessons a week for 8 years to get a black belt i worked it out to about 4 hours a day 6 a days a week for a year to get close to black belt experience tell me what u guys think including info about what place is the best to train 4 hours a day in brazil. it work out to be something likle 1100 hours of BJJ in a year excluding competion
     
  2. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably not unless you are anything other than an absolute prodigy. [​IMG]

    Truthfully back in the day you could train that much and make blue belt in 2 years. Now a day's though with mail order bjj starting and weekend workshops so you can teach bjj in a school anything is possible. [​IMG]

    Still if you go to Brazil and train like that you should get good! Do not worry about the belt. [​IMG]
     
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    Highly doubtful but nobody really knows go and give it a shot and let us know if it is or not.
     
  4. SensibleManiac

    SensibleManiac Black Belt

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    In all honesty you'd probably burn out before you reach any level of technical proficiency.
    6 days a week, every week, for 4 hours, is alot of training.
    Too much.
    It would take extreme dedication to train for 5 days a week for 2 hours a day.
    Either way, I don't see what the rush is to get a belt. In order to get good you have to stay true to the process and enjoy it.
    BJJ is an art that takes time to learn, and can be an extremely good time.
     
  5. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

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    That would be very unlikely. A blue belt, probably. A purple belt, maybe...but probably not.
     
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    joemoplata Yellow Belt

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    Not going to happen. If you train that way and remain injury free, you will probably be a fantastic blue belt. Maybe purple if you are really proficient.
     
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    Ditto what the others say. Blue is a more realistic goal. The amount of training you are talking about would be very hard to maintain. Train and have fun! Don't worry so much about rank.
     
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    Andy Moynihan Senior Master

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    How does the belt color scheme in BJJ progress?
     
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    MattJ Brown Belt

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    Typically, BJJ ranks go white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Because the progression between ranks is so slow (white to blue is typically 1-3 years), many schools use stripes on the belts to get a better idea of skill.
     
  10. Andy Moynihan

    Andy Moynihan Senior Master

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    So it's more like belt ranks are "supposed" to be where you have to earn them hard and really take a few good years to burn each level's material in, rather than get a new color every 2 months because you paid for it.

    Cool.
     
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    MattJ Brown Belt

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    Exactly. Most BJJ schools require you to be competitive in sparring with others (same-size, experience, etc) to advance rank. You won't get a blue belt until you can roll competitively with blue belts, consistently.

    This is why I am still a white belt after two years. :erg:
     
  12. Perpetual White Belt

    Perpetual White Belt Blue Belt

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    And this would be the key. Highly doubtful that anyone would be able to roll for that many hours a day at the intesity that you'd need without an injury in the first week let alone an entire year. It's still be worth the experience though.
     
  13. arnisador

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    This is a good point. Serious injuries are rare but minor ones do happen. The best laid plans of mice and men...
     
  14. punisher73

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    If I remember correctly Lloyd Irvin (one of the top BJJ Teams in the US) made Blue Belt in 30 days and Black in 3 1/2 yrs. He also says that he made Black Belt in Judo in a year.

    If you have a strong grappling background and understand the strategy and are a prodigy it might be possible, but highly unlikely.

    Besides, what's the rush?
     
  15. elder999

    elder999 El Oso de Dios!

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    I think Alberto Crane went from white to black in a little over three years in Brazil, but he definitely qualifies as "prodigy," or at least a talented wrestler beforehand. No rush.......
     
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    Nope, Lloyd did not get his blue in 30 days nor did he get his bb in 3.5 years.
     
  17. punisher73

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    Joemoplata---

    I only quoted what was on Lloyd's website. Do you have different information about the claim? I do not, I have only read his ads in magazines but have no direct knowledge of him.

    Here is from his website, under the bio section on www.lloydirvinlive.com

     
  18. Dave Leverich

    Dave Leverich Black Belt

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    If he had other grappling knowlege I suppose it's possible. But wow, yeah.
    BJ Penn got his black in around 3 years, but then he's a phenome too.
     
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    What they said...You must have TOTAL RECALL and ABSOLUTE muscle memory..
     
  20. joemoplata

    joemoplata Yellow Belt

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    I'm not even going to waste my breath discussing it to be honest, but it's he's quite a controversial figure in the BJJ world.
     

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