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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 06:28 AM
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I don't think you have to go to Brazil to receive a black belt. An example that comes to mind is that guy from TUF being Matt Serra's first black belt.
Guys around Australia have gotten black belts in Australia but from high ranking BJJers like John Will etc so i think you are correct.



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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 08:01 AM
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in our academy it takes about 10 years for a brown or black belt i train with team link and they are pretty strict on belts blue belt alone takes a year or two

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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 08:57 AM
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My coach got Black in about 6 and a half years maybe 7
Our first Brown Belt got his in but he really really does deserve it.
What I think in terms of belt progression
White to Blue 1 to 2 years
Blue to Purple here is where there most be a leap in skill I would say 2 to 4 years
Purple to Brown 2 years
Brown to Black 2 and a half years
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well i have my Purple belt and it's been about 3 years...i got mine fast but thats when i was doing BJJ hardcore like 6-days of the week..
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