We’ve all been there, whether we want to admit it or not. That moment when your professor has torn a few strips of medical tape and stuck them on the wall after calling “line up.” Or, for some academies, the annual “promotions” class.
“Are one of those for me?” or, “Is this the day I will get my (Insert color here) belt??”
Some of the happiest moments in a BJJ player’s life comes in that single moment, just for a millisecond, when your professor calls your name after giving the “promotion” speech.
But, WHAT IF I TOLD YOU….your belt color should be the very last concern you ever have in Jiu-Jitsu?? And that the progression of “belt colors” could actually have a negative effect on your life, training and your Jiu-Jitsu. What then?
Stephen Kesting quoted:
I understand why martial arts have belts, but focusing too much on belt rank is toxic. This video breaks down what you should focus on instead of getting all upset that someone else got promoted instead of you.