The Jiu Jitsu of Life Episode 21

Here is episode 21! http://www.thejiujitsuoflife.com/podcasts/episode-21/

 

Inspired by an article published on the RollBliss Gi site, Mo and Carter discuss the role belts play in jiu-jitsu. They discuss the motivation that belts can provide to students and also talk about the criticisms some people have about belts.

 

 

  • The topic for this episode (00:58)
  • Mo’s opinion on how belts in jiu-jitsu are important for some people (01:55)
  • How belts are just a reflection of your own progress (05:02)
  • Does the disappointment of not getting the next belt cause some people to quit? (09:12)
  • The problem with defining belt levels in jiu-jitsu (10:00)
  • How lack of communication from an instructor to a student about what they need to improve on can lead to hurt feelings (10:47)
  • The problem with comparing yourself to other people (11:22)
  • Are belts watered down these days? (15:10)
  • If you stick around long enough you will get a black belt and then it doesn’t really matter any more (16:39)
  • How you need to continue to focus on getting better even after you get a black belt (17:36)
  • If you are not getting promoted talk to your instructor to find out what is holding you back (18:40)

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *