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BJJ: When are Belt Demotions Okay?

BJJ: When are Belt Demotions Okay?

At their heart, belt demotions signify that someone’s previous rank was believed too generous, and they are no longer recognized at that rank. Unfortunately, they can also have political motivation, and very often they are a trope in BJJ Soap Operas, as they generate lots of High Drama. BELT DEMOTIONS BY INSTRUCTORS Standards Based “BJJ […]

BJJ: Advice for a Panicked but Excited Beginner

BJJ: Advice for a Panicked but Excited Beginner

Dear Jiu Jiu, I just started doing BJJ. Basically, I don’t know anything about anything, and I’m wondering if I made the right choice as far as a school goes. I don’t know anyone here on a personal level that can give me advice and honest opinions about starting BJJ. I don’t want to ask […]