This great article was posted by Jamie in our facebook group earlier in the week.
The original post can be found here at Infighting.
Today we are going to be taking a look at the different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belts and what they represent.
One thing that is startling to beginners to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is that the belt system is much stricter than other forms of martial arts – with it often taking over 10 years to get a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
How we’re defining each BJJ belt level today is largely based on the learning stages associated with each belt. Each belt stage has specific indicators that determine the athlete’s mind set and skill level.
I found this article here by revolution bjj
some great tips for preparing for competition:
I have been competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over ten years now and can still feel some of the nervousness I felt in my first tournament. Battling and conquering this nervousness is just one of many things to address and overcome in competition jiu jitsu. If you are preparing for your first jiu jitsu tournament here are five great tips to help you prepare and come through victorious.
1. Strategy: Having one technique that you are excellent at can be great. It might get you a lot of victories while sparring at your academy, but you are not guaranteed to use it to get gold at a tournament. On the other hand, trying to learn all the techniques in the world is not feasible and also not beneficial when you are trying to quickly think on your feet while competing. The best route is to form a strategy. Design a ‘path’ to victory and give yourself options. For example, give yourself some options when you start a match. If your opponent engages you, think of your two best throws. If your opponent is not willing to engage, think of your two best tackles. From every position develop a couple of options to use immediately. If ‘option A’ fails move to ‘option B’. Once you have developed your offensive strategy then start to develop your defensive strategy. Develop options for when you are trapped in inferior positions. Developing these strategies will give your pre-competition training focus and prepare you for the big day.
TKMMA 6 FULL RESULTS
Another action packed fight card from TKMMA, the level of competition last night was fantastic with some
very skilled fighters stepping up to compete, have a look at the results below and you'll see that 6 out of the
10 fights finished with a choke submission. The main event crowned an Interim Welterweight Champion
Stuart Levitt who was also celebrating the birth of his baby earlier that morning!! Stuart will more than likely
face Matt Holland in February on TKMMA 7.
1. Harry Byrne vs Jordan Squires
Winner: Harry Byrne via Triangle Choke