Jiu-Jitsu progression can have its perceived ups and downs. Each belt presents it’s own challenges and rewards. Unlike many other martial arts it takes a very long time to achieve the rank of black belt. The 10 year average has held up pretty well across the generations of Jiu-Jitsu, some receiving it faster and some slower.
White to Blue belt is Understanding the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and their practical application.
Blue to Purple Belt is about growing your knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu techniques and continuing to sharpen them.
Purple to Brown entails refining all of the techniques you have developed over the years. This is really where students go from an intermediate to advanced understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.
Brown to Black is one of the smoother transitions, including a very technical application of the techniques that have been previously comprehended, while developing an ability to pass on the knowledge to others.
These are all just a brief synopsis of each belt, but the truth is, it’s different for each person. No single journey is the same!
The key to progression is to enjoy the ride!
Passion Fuels Progress!