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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Good on you, you have the wherewithal to realise that you've, I'm sorry, been wasting your time...3 years training in BJJ would probably get you to blue/purple, in Judo half way to black.

    Even better that you're starting at a Gracie school.

    Good luck, and remember: WAAAAX ON, WAAAAAAAAX OFF!!!11!!one

    Stu xD

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    Should go back to the guy you fought and start chain punching him. As a bonus make some Bruce Lee sound effects.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    No way on God's green earth you should be a purple belt after 3 years of BJJ...unless you come to the table with incredible wrestling ability or you are just a freak of nature.

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    How long then does it take to reach purple belt then?

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    OMG I feel for you! I had a friend who is training in "ninjutser". The first time we sparred he tried to do some ninjer reverse kick. I stop hit him in mid air, and he fell on the ground. It was the easiest stop hit EVER. Everything he tried that time didn't work on a resisting opponent. But he still believe in ninjutser. Actually i can't figure out how to snap him out of it. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    No way on God's green earth you should be a purple belt after 3 years of BJJ...unless you come to the table with incredible wrestling ability or you are just a freak of nature.
    I didn't say "you should be a purple belt after 3 years", I said that in around 3 years one could certainly achieve blue belt, possibly purple belt if they had a particular aptitude.

    Stu xD

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    This is a lot like my experience. When I was 15, a school bully got me into Kempo (it was the first cool looking place I found in the phone book, and that's the only reason). I think the sparring helped a bit, but everything else was a complete waste of time. What did it for me was discovering MMA. I watched the original UFCs because they sounded like the real life version of the movie Bloodsport, and everything I knew about fighting changed. I've been training at Gracie Barra for the past 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu-Jitsu View Post
    I didn't say "you should be a purple belt after 3 years", I said that in around 3 years one could certainly achieve blue belt, possibly purple belt if they had a particular aptitude.

    Stu xD
    Fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alucard619 View Post
    How long then does it take to reach purple belt then?
    There is no magic number...but in general I'd say:

    1-2 years as a white belt

    3-5 years as a blue belt

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    Or you could subscribe to the Southpaw method, where you've been a blue so damn long your belt fades to purple naturally. That's how they did BJJ ranks in ancient Japan I hear!

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