The best things in this world were carved out of hard times or while doing hard things. Jiu-jitsu is a very hard grappling-based martial art that is exploding in popularity around the world due to the increase in interest in the UFC and many celebrity personalities speaking on the benefits the sports have for both mental and physical health. Just like any other martial art, there are belts that you receive to showcase your expertise in the art form but how many jiu-jitsu belts are there? In this article, we will answer this question and give you an idea of what this journey is going to be like!
How Many Jiu-Jitsu Belts Are There?
There are six belts in jiu-jitsu.
Jiu-jitsu is a grappling martial art based on getting joint locks and submissions over an opponent. Jiu-jitsu has been said to have impacted millions of people’s lives who decide to practice the sport. The rankings in jiu-jitsu are as follows:
I know for a fact that I wish I could dedicate more time to the mats but in all honesty, I still work full-time and am trying to make this whole blogging thing work! Jiu-jitsu has taught me several lessons that will help me for the rest of my life, one of those things being the power of consistency.
When you decide to show up no matter the excuse that your body or life is throwing at you it morphs you into a person with power. You have power when you can tell everyone else no and do what you know you should be doing. This will directly impact the success of the businesses I decide to create later in life, my relationships with women, and many other facets that I am probably not aware of.
Focus on the Journey
During the first couple of months of training, there was a pretty large belt promotion that went on at my academy and something my coach said has stuck with me up to this point.
Jiu-jitsu is not about the belt around your waist. It is about becoming a better human through the journey of mastering an art form. This pursuit, when you focus on the actual task at hand, will change who you are as a person and I am living proof of this.
Leaping to do this sport is hard enough. Many people start for many different reasons. You may have been like me and were just bored of the gym. Maybe you had a physical altercation that put you in a situation where you felt insecure. Or maybe you heard that the sport was amazing through a friend or a podcast you saw online!
Whatever the reason is we are happy you decided to join us on the journey. Be sure to focus on getting better each day, not ranking up. Progress and building momentum is the most important thing in this sport and the only way you can make it to the top!
Grapplers Graveyard is a website that is dedicated to making martial artists exceptional human beings. Jiu-jitsu is a wonderful sport that is chalked full of lifelong lessons that you will find hard to get anywhere else.