This started as a blog about training together as a family, in part to inspire other women & families to get involved. As female participation in jiu jitsu has increased, as we have grown as athletes and as we learned that families training together aren’t such an anomaly, the blog has evolved. Jen gets personal with posts on ambition, challenges & achievements in BJJ, CrossFit & with nutrition, while Tom's posts are more educational, informative and analytical in regards to training. On occasion you may hear from the kids.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What Does it Take to be a Black Belt?

Last year Marcelo asking the students in his children's class to write a brief essay on what it takes to become a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here is Logan's response.

What it Takes to be a Black Belt in BJJ

To be a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you need patience, dedication, training, and a good attitude. Patience is important because it takes many years to earn your black belt. To have the patience to become a black belt in BJJ, you need dedication and to want to be the best at BJJ that you can be. You need to train in BJJ and practice the moves over and over to get them right. A big part of earning a black belt is having a good attitude. You need to be honest, respectful of others and your instructor, and to not look down upon yourself or anyone else. That’s what I believe it takes to become a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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