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The Respectful & Disrespectful Way To Invite A Higher Belt To Roll

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The Respectful & Disrespectful Way To Invite A Higher Belt To Roll

Each BJJ academy has their own set of specific rules.

Some schools require students to face the wall while tying their belts, or to ask permission to go to the toilet or to have a sip of water.

A more old school rule is that lower belts are not allowed to ask higher belts to roll. This rule might surprise the newbie but it is a reflection of BJJ’s clearly defined hierarchy according to belt rank…

 

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5x BJJ world champion Bernardo Faria is known as one of the most easy going and nicest guys in Jiu-Jitsu, and he doesn’t enforce this rule. In this video, he does talk about the respectful way and dis-respectful way to invite a higher belt or black belt to roll…