written by Nick “Chewy” Albin of chewjitsu.net
What does it mean to be a BJJ Purple Belt? What should you focus on at this stage of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?
This is a question I received in the comments and emails I got from a previous video I did about the BJJ Blue Belt.
In the previous video I talked about the transition from BJJ White Belt to Blue Belt and how I consider the Blue Belt the buffet belt. A chance to sample the technical buffet line.
As a Purple Belt I consider it the Prototype Belt. The point in BJJ where you begin to set the foundation, the prototype, for who you will eventually become.
I know in my own game. I can look back at my game as a Purple Belt and I can see that I had the guts of my eventual game.
As a Brown and Black Belt my game became much deeper. It’s sort of like the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re a Purple Belt in BJJ and you’re wondering what you’re supposed to focus on. Always, consult your coach. But if you would like a suggestion. I would tell you to attempt to specialize and really begin to own a part of the BJJ game.
Make it yours!
I hope this video is helpful!