How to get your Black Belt in half the time and why you probably shouldn’t.

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  1. Miranda C December 4, 2019 at 12:33 am

    HI, I started training about 15 months ago but I have only become consistent the last 6 months. I am in no rush for my black belt, my life is busy. As long as I can get to a couple of classes a week and keep developing I’m happy.

  2. Ryan B December 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    8 years. 4 stripe purple. 10-12 years was always my expectation

    • Pancho B December 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Great perspective to keep in mind!

    • Andrew H December 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      I have been training for about six months now. I have no time line for a black belt. Just a blue belt at this point seems like a huge challenge. I would be happy to just be a decent white belt at the moment.

  3. Yongchuan P December 5, 2019 at 7:29 am

    3 years, blue

  4. Richard P December 5, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Off and on since 96. No time limit for black, just a goal. Actually striving for consistency in training.

  5. Andrew H December 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I have been training for about six months now. I have no time line for a black belt. Just a blue belt at this point seems like a huge challenge. I would be happy to just be a decent white belt at the moment.

  6. Anthony R December 29, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Hey everyone. I have been training on and off since 2016. I’m just a white belt still. The issue I had was always a money issue to join an academy and now since I train online, is a lack of training partners. I’m glad Henry and his team that put this online training program together. Thanks Henry for the passion you have for BJJ , as well as everyone who is on their BJJ journey. One day I would like to have a bunch of guys and women in their 40’s and up start up a training group. Their is so much a middle age person can benefit from learning BJJ.

    Anthony

  7. Eric W February 2, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    I;m 50 and been training off and on since 2014. Because of my lack of consistency I am still a white belt and happy with it. I don’t have a timeline for a black belt. I would like to make purple one day though. Perhaps in 5 more years. Now, with the WBTBB program I believe that is quite feasible. I enjoy the challenge of rolling with guys half my age and surviving. It keeps me in shape too.

  8. Trond H March 7, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    I’ll never reach black belt and perfectly happy with that.
    I’m 45 years old. Just started training traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu few months back due to there being no BJJ clubs around.
    My goal is becoming good enough to defent myself and my family. Perhaps I’ll even kick some black belt arse in my club. That’s enough for me :)

  9. Kenneth O March 19, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    I have been training off and on since 1998 with multiple year breaks and many relocations through the years. I am a Purple Belt. I don’t have a timeline for earning a Black Belt, I enjoy training and working to improve my technique and don’t worry about the belt.

  10. Chris P May 25, 2020 at 8:05 am

    I’ve been training since 98,but 8 had a couple of breaks. I’m a Brown Belt, I don’t have a time frame to get a Black Belt. I enjoy learning and teaching.

  11. David R May 27, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Off and on (mostly off, injuries, life, etc) since 2012. Have taken 2 years and 5 months off to become proficient in a new job career and once this coronavirus stuff is done will be back on the mats. I am a blue belt.

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