- Nov 14, 2013
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I think of it because it takes as much time (if not more) to get a black belt in BJJ than to get a doctorate. And when someone with a PHD is teaching, you call them Professor.FYI, that's mostly a Brazilian thing (because "professor" just means "teacher" in Portuguese). Almost everyone who has called me Professor has been Brazilian.
And I bet you're a great coach. So you're like a great grandfather!At our gym, we mostly go by our first names, but I do get called "coach" a lot. I think it may be partly due to my age and students wanting to show a bit of extra respect to an instructor who is old enough to be their father or grandfather.