On the Website of Alliance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a page specifically designed to let students understand exactly what is expected of them in order to achieve the rank of Blue Belt to Black Belt. This isn’t something most schools offer, most places just tell you to hit the mat and put in your time. Which is fine for your typical “zombie” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student, however there are plenty out there that want to practice at home and do more to get better. While there were some viewers that disagreed with the Rickson Gracie structured syllabus that detailed each and every technique you need for your Blue Belt, there were tons of people that thought it was a great idea. Alliance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu simply offers something just a little bit different. Below is a list of everything you need to know to achieve the rank of Blue Belt from Alliance BJJ. Do keep in mind that the techniques provided are my suggestion, and my suggestion only, however the number of techniques are actual Belt and Road.
“On average, 10 to 14 months of training with a minimum of 100 to 120 classes plus passing the following test. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shortened the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.”
BLUE: the Foundation…
This stage is considered the most important part of the journey as it is the foundation of which you learn everything here on out. In the stage of being a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, you should internalize strong basics for every position you learn. As a solid Blue Belt you should have an option to most positions that you will encounter during a grappling match. The better this foundation, the better you will be later on – and as the saying goes, a technical Blue Belt will make for a technical Black Belt!
Alliance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt
The road to getting your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt is long and hard, it is NOT EASY! Your first couple of weeks you will feel like you are drowning, you may discover an unknown claustrophobia rolling with some of the bigger technical guys. They will get on top of you and literally suffocate you at ease, it is a terrible feeling but you will get over it. Just know that in about a year from now you will be ready to test for your Blue Belt and by then all of those terrible feelings are long gone.