Rickson Gracie Explains What Blue Belt Really Means in Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie, BJJ Red Belt, is one the greatest Jiu Jitsu practitioners ever and one of the most respected in Jiu jitsu community. In this interview Rickson Gracie Talks about the hardest award in Jiu Jitsu. For Rickson Gracie the hardest thing to achieve in Jiu Jitsu is a blue belt. And this what he say about it:

“In white belt you do not have much idea. there you get to create your reflexes and your understanding of the game. To become blue belt, you need to know all of the sport. You already know how to ride, throttle, arm locks and escape the grip. Have you ever felt the pressure from opponents, can last more in training and know how to breathe properly. Have you become a creature of Jiu-Jitsu, “

Rickson even thinks that when you become fit to wear a blue belt you have everything to follow your way to wear a black belt too.

“What the athlete lacks after the blue belt is practice and reflexes. He has everything he needs even the black belt, he just needs to keep up”

And what do you think? Do you think that once you wear a blue belt you become a real BJJ person or it’s just “another” belt on your way to black?


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