Every student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has the desire to get a black belt. The truth is the highest drop out rate is from blue to purple. I can attest to that. I’m struggling right now toward my purple belt. The longer you take the harder it is to achieve it. So many things can get in the way. Of the black belts I know 6 years was the fastest and 12 years the longest. BJJ is truly a life long pursuit of skill, excellence, and enjoyment of the sport. But why does it take so long? Roger Gracie’s first black belt Nicolas Gregoriades claims his book The Black Belt Blue Print will help you maximize you BJJ training and get it in 4 years. That sounded a bit fantastical to me but with Roger Gracie, Roy Dean, Braulio Estima, and Eddie Bravo endorsing the book its really hard to dismiss it as a day dream. This last year saw my return to BJJ. I am in a stall right now. The book is less than a hours private lesson. I have got to make it over the hump and to my next level of achievement. I will get the book and give it a try.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu