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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    Would you like a comparison to our SAMBO belt requirements?
    Yes that would be insightful (especially since you don't train shitty people).

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    I've always thought of the ranks as a relative measure. The way I view it is (considering ONLY TRAINING IN BJJ): A belt should be able to survive (not get submitted/injured) against 90-95% of the ranks below him. The percentage is not concrete, just an impression.

    There can be exceptions for dramatic weight difference, but a belt should imply that you are able to get out of an encounter safely versus a great majority of those lower ranked than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavy View Post
    I've always thought of the ranks as a relative measure. The way I view it is (considering ONLY TRAINING IN BJJ): A belt should be able to survive (not get submitted/injured) against 90-95% of the ranks below him. The percentage is not concrete, just an impression.

    There can be exceptions for dramatic weight difference, but a belt should imply that you are able to get out of an encounter safely versus a great majority of those lower ranked than you.
    Keep in mind, as you mentally formulate those percentages, that every rank is a continuum. Even in a perfect system the gap between a very senior blue belt and a very new purple belt is infinitesmal: Brand new purple belts won’t be substantially ahead of seasoned blue belts, though a ‘mid-tier’ purple belt should definitely be a rank notch ahead of a mid-tier blue. “90–95%” does not leave much room for the fuzziness here.
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    How to Easily Identify BJJ Belt Ranks

    The Black Belt

    Faster than a speeding bullet.
    More powerful than a locomotive.
    Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
    Walks on water.
    Lunches with God, but must pick up tab.


    The Brown Belt

    Almost as fast as a speeding bullet.
    More powerful than a shunting engine on a steep incline.
    Leaps short buildings with a single bound.
    Walks on water if sea is calm.
    Talks to God.

    The Purple Belt

    Faster than an energetically thrown rock.
    Almost as powerful as a speeding bullet.
    Leaps short buildings with a running start in favourable winds.
    Walks on water of indoor swimming pools if lifeguard is present.
    May be granted audience with God if special request is approved at least three working days in advance
    .

    The Blue Belt

    Is run over by trains.
    Barely clears outhouse.
    Dog paddles.
    Mumbles to self.

    The White Belt

    Must have train ticket pinned to jacket and mittens tied to sleeves.
    Falls over doorsteps while trying to enter tall buildings.
    Plays in Mud puddles.
    Studders.

    The Guy in the TapouT shirt in Gi class

    Says: "Look at choo choo!"
    Not allowed inside buildings of any size.
    Makes good boat anchor.
    Mere existence makes God shudder.

    Special Category: The Blue Belt posting online

    Catches hyper sonic armour peircing fin stabilized discarding sabot depleted uranium long rod penetrators in his teeth and eats them.
    Kicks bullet trains off their tracks.
    Uproots tall buildings and walk under them.
    Freezes water with a single glance; parts it with trifling gesture.
    Is God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    Keep in mind, as you mentally formulate those percentages, that every rank is a continuum. Even in a perfect system the gap between a very senior blue belt and a very new purple belt is infinitesmal: Brand new purple belts won’t be substantially ahead of seasoned blue belts, though a ‘mid-tier’ purple belt should definitely be a rank notch ahead of a mid-tier blue. “90–95%” does not leave much room for the fuzziness here.
    I used 90-95% when I should have said: a large majority. However, this conversation is worthless because Vince defined it perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post

    How to Easily Identify BJJ Belt Ranks

    The Black Belt

    Faster than a speeding bullet.
    More powerful than a locomotive.
    Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
    Walks on water.
    Lunches with God, but must pick up tab.


    The Brown Belt

    Almost as fast as a speeding bullet.
    More powerful than a shunting engine on a steep incline.
    Leaps short buildings with a single bound.
    Walks on water if sea is calm.
    Talks to God.

    The Purple Belt

    Faster than an energetically thrown rock.
    Almost as powerful as a speeding bullet.
    Leaps short buildings with a running start in favourable winds.
    Walks on water of indoor swimming pools if lifeguard is present.
    May be granted audience with God if special request is approved at least three working days in advance
    .

    The Blue Belt

    Is run over by trains.
    Barely clears outhouse.
    Dog paddles.
    Mumbles to self.

    The White Belt

    Must have train ticket pinned to jacket and mittens tied to sleeves.
    Falls over doorsteps while trying to enter tall buildings.
    Plays in Mud puddles.
    Studders.

    The Guy in the TapouT shirt in Gi class

    Says: "Look at choo choo!"
    Not allowed inside buildings of any size.
    Makes good boat anchor.
    Mere existence makes God shudder.

    Special Category: The Blue Belt posting online

    Catches hyper sonic armour peircing fin stabilized discarding sabot depleted uranium long rod penetrators in his teeth and eats them.
    Kicks bullet trains off their tracks.
    Uproots tall buildings and walk under them.
    Freezes water with a single glance; parts it with trifling gesture.
    Is God.
    Gentlemen, while I will tolerate Mr. Tortelli's post this time, this is the last comedy post I will allow in this thread.

    This is a training forum and my lack of humor or patience in this area has been made clear repeatedly in the past.

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    So let me share with you our belt levels and what we are looking for in SAMBO:

    Our first belt level is Yellow:Sport

    Skills-I look for my guys to have the ability to flow from one position to another. Any over use of muscle is frowned upon. There are basic mistakes that all beginners do and they are expected not to perform that during grappling. Tapping people on a regular basis does not qualify you as a yellow; we watch the way you do it.

    Knowledge- Each person is to know our basic philosophy and how it breaks down. They are required to learn a total of 9 throws, 4 take downs, 7 submissions (with over 3-8 variations per submission). They also need to 5 basic forms (you heard me) which include sweeps and transitions.

    Physical: Each person will be required to grapple a minimum of 10 straight minutes with a fresh opponent coming in every 2 minutes. The last round will always be a black belt.


    Green belt: Sport

    Skills: Greenbelts are expected to know how to react to all types of opponents including much larger opponents. They are expected to know how to throw submission combos,

    Knowledge: Submissions, submissions, submissions. Well over 2 dozen submissions are taught at this level. You are also introduced to basic striking and are expected to know how to throw with basic strike set ups.

    Physical: Not much different then Yellow belt except you're going for at least 15 minutes.

    I'll put up the last two tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    So let me share with you our belt levels and what we are looking for in SAMBO:

    I'll put up the last two tomorrow.
    Would you also explain the ":Sport" designation on the Yellow and Green belts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    Knowledge- Each person is to know our basic philosophy and how it breaks down. They are required to learn a total of 9 throws, 4 take downs, 7 submissions (with over 3-8 variations per submission). They also need to 5 basic forms (you heard me) which include sweeps and transitions.
    Do you have some techniques that you require them to test on, or do you let them pick what they demonstrate?

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