🥋 This ADCC Competitor Says it's Time for Belts to Go
Plus: Nicky Rod's test results are in... Natty or not?
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What up Flowrollers, it’s a great day to switch out the academy playlist with Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" on repeat.
You all were dead split on whether Jon Jones should be promoted to black belt (he’s currently a purple belt with Gracie Barra):
Pretty surprising to me, I would have thought more people would have been for promoting him quickly.
Good points were made about promotions being more about the academy and head instructor vs “all about the student.” If Jon really wants that black belt he can always stroll down to his nearest 10th Planet and start collecting necks there. Fair enough, William.
Alright let’s get to it, slap-and-bump 👊🏻
THE MAIN EVENT 🚨
ADCC standout Eoghan O'Flanagan just posted his thoughts on the Jiu Jitsu belt system (short watch, just over 5 minutes).
Spoiler alert: he thinks “belts are f*cking stupid.”
His main gripe with the system is the inconsistency and subjectivity of belt systems.
What’s the point with even giving someone a blue belt, when the criteria and strength of athletes varies so much from academy to academy?
I get his argument, but at the end of the day belts are a good milestone marker for Jiu Jitsu practitioners (even if yes, there is a ton of variance from blue belt to blue belt). Let’s hear your thoughts…
Is Jiu Jitsu's Belt System Important?
Vote to see results:
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