We’ve all been there. That one shiny new white belt that just firmly believes he’s the next leglock progeny of the sport. The lonely 10th planet enthusiast. The catch wrestler. The sub only die harder.
Grappling has blossomed in the recent times and allowed a variety of subsidies to exist within the realm of grappling. Just gi and nogi is no longer an option. There’s a need to have some elaborate speciality.
And the most dominant population in jiu jitsu is eating it up without a grain of salt – the bjj white belt.
The white belt standards vary widely but what signifies the white belt in all the systems is that bottom line they’re not familiar with most positions and have no grasp on key techniques that lay the foundation for brazilian jiu jitsu.
Some leaders within the jiu jitsu community including John Danaher, Eddie Bravo and others inspire the newbies but while these leaders and their students have strong overall games in addition to specialties all the average white belt sees is winning.
If you are a coach or a senior member of the gym, it’s your duty to submit these individuals as many times as you can with the most boring combination you can think of – not because you have the disdain for them but because, like you, they need to learn the alphabet before they can write full sentences.