just on a side note about kids belt, what happens if a kids belted a green belt then turns 16 or whatever do they wear that green belt or is it converted or do they get graded?
sorry just curious
back on topic, i like the system as it is. gives a belt real value if u have to work long and hard to achieve it.
Good points from Dave there.
One thing about the belt system I find in my dojo is that the belts are handed out for your 'on the mat' and competition performance.But also the for how long you have been there/attendance as well as technical ability and skill which doesnt always translate to being a tough jujitsuka.This I agree with because not everybody is an athlete or a born fighter,strong man etc.
I've always been led to believe that you get the belt once you can 'hang' with others at that belt level. If you can't match them, then you don't get the belt. Seems fair to me.
For the same reason, I don't like the handicap system in golf. If someone else is 10 strokes a round better that me, then they should just win every time.
Pretty much yeah. If you have a certain belt you would be expected to at least be able to make a fight of it with most guys the same size and age range.