So you got your blue belt, Congratulations! If you are feeling like me you are excited. The thrill of achievement has you thinking, “what do I need to do now to get my purple belt”. The simple answer is time and practice. This isn’t exactly what you wanted to hear but what you expected, isn’t it? After asking my instructor and other basic research the average blue belt takes 3 years to get a purple belt. But you are pumped up right now. You say to yourself, as I do, “but I’m not average”. The fact that you are out looking for what the requirements are and trying to start working towards your purple belt helps reinforce that. After all the average time for a white belt to blue belt is 1.5 years and you did it in less, didn’t you? So you will achieve your purple belt sooner then 3 years. This is how I plan to do it. I hope my ideas inspire and help you to pass your purple belt test early.
- Keep a Jiu-Jitsu Journal.
- Learn the purple belt techniques. (Pedro Sauer Purple Belt Test)
- Create a daily drill routine.
- Research the greats. (My favorites Roger Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro, and Andre Galvao)
- Attend Another Dojo, School, or Academy
- Mentor a white belt.
- Set Goals.
By clicking on any one of these you will go to the article that gives specifics on what I’ve planned for myself.
Please feel free to add your comments or ask me questions.