This is incorrect.
Originally Posted by eyebeams
Really? I thought you were ranked based on hours training. Care to point me to a thread/page?
Originally Posted by Dochter
BJJ ranks are based on a combination of technical knowledge and ability to execute. There is a fair amount of variability but it seems that in a lot of schools if you consistently are competitive with the higher ranks you will soon find yourself among them.
Time served can be a factor but you won't be promoted if you can't tap people.
BJJ is about being able to put the hurt on people. If you can't do that you don't get promoted.
Belts in bjj are important as they play a big role in competition.
belts used to mean something, and in some systems they still do. example: in sumo, you gain belts (which are really just different diaper things) with victories in competitions. belts can also be lost in sumo competitions.
in most of the commonly practiced styles (tkd, karate, aikido, ect) belts tend to mean less. unfortunately, much of the time belts are just used to get a few extra bucks in testing fees, or to make the kiddies feel like they are accomplishing something in their after school baby sitting.
granted there are lots of aikido, tkd, and karate black belts who are great at what they do, but there are also lots of them who suck.
" Belts only cover 2 inches of your ass, the rest is up to you " - Royce Gracie
Or something like that.
Originally Posted by Supa
Vitor Belfort is a BJJ Black Belt and he beat the fucking **** out of Tank.
Originally Posted by Supa
I personally feel there are only three belts that are absolute in MA.White, Brown and Black. Because traditionally that's how it was in Okinawa Japan. I really don't know of any system created before the end of the 19th century that used belts except okinawan-te.If anyone out there can point me to a link that show's a style
Besides okinawan-te hat used belt colors during that time. I would like to see it.
Even then, because I know for a fact Daito-ryu Aiki-jujitsu does not use belts colors. With the exception of plain white and black for Black belts. With only the titles of Sempai and Sensei.I'm sure if you research carefully you will find many styles don't bother with belts at all.
So what am I getting at? I’ll tell you. You have ask your question differently. Such as "Does the belt make the man/Woman/Fighter/Badass?" or "Does the time that a martial artist put's it to a belt make the fighter?”Or even the wildly popular "What's the right length of time to get a Black Belt?”
You see if you had taken the time to word out carefully what was your point. We be talking about Boxing.
Last edited by CanucKyokushin; 5/09/2005 9:43pm at .
Was that a rhetorical question? To distinguish martial arts ranking belts from other kinds of belts (especially belts which serve a functional purpose) and to indicate disrespect.
Belts determine proffiency in a style, nothing more. They were intended so that the Teacher could glance at the class and determine who knows what. Its not based solely on how good you fight its based on knowledge, and execution of the Art. That can't be said for McDojos though. The problem is that ignorant people associate belts with fighting skill, I've beaten the blackbelts in my system silly. Knocked a guy who out ranked me over with a light block that doesn't mean they're going to give me a blackbelt. If they did I wouldn't accept it.