Being a BJJ Blue Belt who can submit Purples , Browns and higher belts in the gym and competitions is a great thing right?
Yes, but it does come with some potential issues.
Recently I got a message from a young Blue Belt who is struggling when he visits other BJJ gyms while traveling.
This is because when he goes to these Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gyms he’s able to submit or outmaneuver many of the higher belts on the mat. Especially when in No Gi.
Again, this should be a good thing. But he finds that many of the people inside these gyms take offense to it.
They will get angry at him for beating them.
This isn’t right, and people shouldn’t take it so harshly. But it is what it is.
When dealing with people’s egos and the pecking order of their BJJ gym. People have a tendency to get up in arms and upset at times.
I’m better about this now. But I was guilty of this kind of stuff at one time in my life. So we can choose to point the finger if we want. But I don’t find that very helpful.
Instead, in this video, instead of condemning the people that our friend is rolling with. I try to give him some practical advice about feeling out the people he’s rolling with, before he kicks up the intensity.
I share this by touching on two separate situations. 1 was with my poor mindset as a young BJJ Blue Belt.
The second was how I approach going to gyms when I visit now.
Hopefully if you ever get into a situation like this in your own Brazilian Jiujitsu training this video will be helpful to you.
Thanks for watching!
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