Demoting a student in Jiu-Jitsu is very rare. Under normal circumstances, everybody deserves their belt.
A few years back, a BJJ instructor in Brazil has recently demoted a student from brown belt down to purple belt:
“Today I had to do something that leaves me very sad with the conduct of a few coaches. This guy used to train at the Monteiro academy a while back. He was a tough blue belt, but never took BJJ seriously. Last week he showed up at my academy with a brown belt, I started watching him roll and noticed he didn’t have the technical ability of a brown belt, no chance. I spoke to him and he accepted this. I didn’t want to know who awarded him the belt, all I know is that here at academia Monteiro, your belt needs to be tied around your waist by Waldenes Massulo”
Hoje fiz uma coisa que me deixa muito triste com alguns professores, esse rapaz ai treinou na Monteiro a um tempo atrás de faixa azul ele era duro mais nunca levou o Jíu jitsu a sério , apareceu de marrom na minha academia semana passada, fiquei avaliando ele durante a semana, conversei com ele, aceitou de boa e reconheceu que realmente não tinha condições. Não quiz saber quem deu a faixa, só sei que na Monteiro tem que ser faixa apertada Waldenes Massulo
Posted by Marcelinho Medeiros on Thursday, July 30, 2015