Nice job with the thoughtful answers over at the choices thread, where you chose between a black belt in BJJ who didn’t speak your language, or a lower belt who did.

Now imagine a good friend of yours. This friend has decided they want to do BJJ. They know zero about it, have never watched MMA, UFC, or any other acronymed events. This friend has a choice between a black belt who can’t speak your friend’s language, or a blue belt who can. Who would you recommend to your friend?

Assume that both can show moves equally well, they will click with your friend, the class size is 12-15, and they both have good teaching style. The big difference is: the black belt clearly comes with more experience and knowledge, but the blue belt can answer questions and explain things.

Who would you choose for your brand newbie white belt friend?