This is simply a historical post to remind me of when I earned the first stripe on my blue belt for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and my yellow belt for Muay Thai.
The BJJ blue belt stripe took about 10 months to get. I knew it was coming up, but didn’t know when. I have been feeling very strong in Jiu Jitsu, but as I wrote in my previous post, I am going to be taking things up a notch.
As I think back, I have come to the conclusion that I have lightened up my game to allow some of the newer students to feel like they are getting somewhere. I also do a lot of rolling with my instructor. We have pretty much perfected a routine that can be predicted with decent accuracy. It’s with him I hope to spring a few new surprises. He likes that kind of stuff.
Also, when it comes to the new students, I am going to offer them half the sparring match to attempt to tap me out, but after that, I will finish things the way I see fit.
I have been practicing Muay Thai and Krav Maga for almost five months now. I know, it’s hard to believe. The pace of belt promotions is much faster than it is in Jiu Jitsu. I have gotten stripes and belts in Muay Thai, but just recently, I joined the Black Belt Training program. In the BBT program, everything is expanded, from the types of defense situations to the Muay Thai combinations. I have been in this program for a few weeks and feel it’s worth the extra expense.
Not to be forgotten, here’s a short Muay Thai video. I thought this was apropos because we have been doing similar drills in Muay Thai class recently. Let me tell you, it’s challenging.