Originally Posted by Tango87
Two years at least 5 times a week and he's still a white belt? Yikes that's a strict coach lol.
It all depends on your association where I'm at. There is one school under Leo Xavier down here and they will give blue belts in a year or less training two days a week. There is a Gracie Barra school down here and they told me that sometimes they'll give blue belts in 6 months.
My school is Carlson Gracie under Tim Credeur and it's about always 2 years minimum to get your blue and you have to prove you deserve it...very hard to get a blue. We have one guy that's been doing BJJ for almost 4 years and still doesn't have his blue yet. I also know a couple of guys that didn't get their blues until they had been training for 4 years. That's not saying you can't get it faster though because a couple of us got our blues in a year (I was 11 months), but we trained 5-6 days a week and learn fast. We also went out and trained in wrestling and Judo on the side to improve our BJJ games.