Guys today I am going to talk to you about one thing I always hear people talking about a lot. This is something I hear especially when people just start Jiu Jitsu. They start doing Jiu Jitsu thinking about how long is it going to take to get a black belt.
Today I want to talk about how long it takes to get a black belt. You should never start doing Jiu Jitsu with this mindset thinking about how long it will take to get a black belt. Because the truth is that there is not a specific amount of time it will take to get the black belt. What I see a lot in most of the schools I’ve been to is that the average is like 10 years.
Breakdown of How Long It Take to Get a Black
Guys this is just from what I’ve seen in my experience but I will list how long I think it takes at each belt level below:
White belt: 1 – 1 ½ years
Blue belt: 2 or 3 years
Purple belt: 2 or 3 years
Brown belt: 2 or 3 years
So its normally going to be somewhere around like 10 years of Jiu Jitsu. Some people get it way faster though. In my case, for example, I got it in 7 ½ years. I started Jiu Jitsu in the beginning of 2001 and got my black belt at the end of 2008. Guys, it all depends on how much you train, how much time you spend on the mats, and if you are a competitor, it depends a lot on your results. There is not a rule on how long it will take, it really depends on you, your instructor, and mat time, it is not even all about the competition.
These days IBJJF even has rules on how long people have to stay at belt levels, back then, if you won the worlds right after getting your blue, you could get purple, but now you have to stay each belt at least one year or something. So all I’m wanting to say here today is that there is no set time that someone will get a black belt. If you are a beginner and thinking about your black belt, stop thinking about that! You are going to drive yourself crazy.
If you focus and say “oh, I’m going to get my black belt in 8 years” it is not about you, that is your teachers decision. So my tip here is to focus on your day training, try to not think about the past or the future and just think about today. What I’m going to do to be better than I was yesterday is the best attitude. Guys check out this video below where I discuss this a little bit further.
So guys I think the average is around 10 years to get the black belt, but that is not from statistics, that is just from my experience. Remember, don’t focus on the next belt, just focus on your day training and you will improve! If you haven’t yet, download my free E-Book here and it will help you with some tips and tricks. If you want to hear and read more stuff like this check it out!
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