Why do people tend to quit at blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

I’ve talked a little bit about this topic on Quora and even made a video on YouTube about the high attrition rate of blue belt students in their practice. Video link: But I think it’s worth examining again. Especially for a lot of my readers that are not familiar this fact. Most practitioners will not progress to blue belt and even less move on from blue belt. Jiu Jitsu is not easy Jiu Jitsu is not an easy art or

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Developing your guard to the next level

Playing guard for a beginning student isn’t easy. In fact, starting a new activity or study comes with a lot of trial and error. In Jiu Jitsu, that means a lot of tapping. From Giving feedback: Getting feedback from training partners and instructors is an important aspect in the life of a martial artist. Feedback is how we correct holes in our games. Feedback is how we help our training partners get better. Feedback keeps us honest and humble. I

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Training at a high level competition academy

I’ve been fortunate enough to train at many different types of academies throughout my career. Different in their atmosphere. Different in their focus. Different in training philosophies and techniques. I just want to start off by saying that there is no one best school or academy. It all comes down to whether or not it’s a good fit for you. You could have access to the best training partners and instructors in the world. But if the training environment is

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