Have you ever wondered how belt grading works in Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
From children to teens and on to adult beginners and seasoned competitors, grading – while relatively straightforward on paper – can be a complex thing. Sure, you need to learn a set of skills and display them in a live environment but without a specific curriculum compared to some traditional martial arts, how does one advance in the sport?
Parking fight previews for a week, this edition of All Things MMA looks at breaking down belt grading from a coach’s point of view to give beginners and seasoned players alike an idea of what coaches may be looking out for at grading time.
It’s an interesting discussion that introduces us to a ‘triad’ system that pro fighter and BJJ coach and competitor Myles Price likes to utilise with his own students.