Will I get injured if I take a Jiu-Jitsu class? (I know I sound like a baby, but I am conserned)
Yes you will, but thier only minor injuries like nose bleed, a broken pinky, and akes and pains.
Does it cost a lot of money to do?
100$ per month 3 times a week is what i pay.
How long does it take to advance from belt to belt?
It deppands on youre skill level, if youre not good he may never make you a blue belt. It took me about a year and a month.
Would learning these skills, even if I only become a blue belt, help me if I ever got in a fight?
YES, big time, especially when you cant beat some one in stand up, you take em down and they cannot beat you.
Is it worth the time?
Yes, for sure, best thing thats ever happend to me.
(Big question) In Jiu-Jitsu, how do you get "Tested" when wanting to advance your belt rank? Do you decide when you want to try or does the instructor?
For me you dont, the instructor will see how good you are and rank you, its not like oh 1 year has pass im giving you youre blue, no, if you dont deserve it he will keep you at white. When he gives you youre blue he will make you fight every one 1 minute each 2 times. He wont give you a break, yea it sucks.
Do you have to compete in competitions when taking a jiu-Jitsu class or can you just "learn then leave" without competitions?
Learning then leaving pisses people off, no you dont have to compete but its the funnest thing youll ever do.
What goes on during sparing? Do you have to go at 100% or do you go half speed?
You put in 75% and you basicly just grapple starting on the ground or starting on youre feet.
Last edited by BJJ Boy; 04-17-2007 at 08:36 AM.