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    Hi Guys is it possible to progress and only roll with a black belt?
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    There's a leading question.

    But I believe it's POSSIBLE to progress to Black Belt whilst only training private classes with a Black Belt instructor. That said, it will be (probably) very expensive, and probably far harder than progressing whilst rolling regularly with people who are lower than Black Belt standard.

    Just my opinion. @_@

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    As an active brown belt oli how do you feel about other non active browns? or browns that just do not roll with anyone else lower or of the same level? surley at Brown you are near elite level and need to be tested? you have paid your dues though the ranks and should have the skills to match even if your say in your 40's?

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    So, who are these brown belts who don't roll with other browns or lower?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    So, who are these brown belts who don't roll with other browns or lower?
    ok..i have been caught...

    its me..

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    You should probably just go ahead and name the person you're talking about, rather than beating around the bush. @_@

    Anyway...honestly, I can understand why a lot of Brown Belts don't compete. Because of the nature of BJJ in this country, there are relatively few Browns Belts who would be considered 'young'. Most Browns have been training for a long time, and are generally over the age of 30. There are also a significant number of Browns who teach full time at their own academy, sometimes in addition to their normal jobs. All of this comes alongside having more mature responsibilities, families, kids, etc. etc.

    I'm lucky enough to be able to have relatively few responsibilities and to have been training a short enough time that I still have that enthusiasm for BJJ that begins to lose its edge after a long time, as well having aspirations to be a world class Black Belt, which keeps me competing. I can't really blame other people for not doing the same, since their situation is likely far more complicated than mine.

    And most Brown Belts in their 40s that I know of, even ones who I would consider 'recreational' should be able to handle most purple belts with relative ease, barring substantial size/strength/fitness disadvantages.

    Anything else? ^_-

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    How often do you train with those two?
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    How can you be sure they don't roll with other people? Paul Kelly is Braulio I think (don't think I've ever met him) so maybe he attends classes there.

    Regardless, I am sure at brown belt level just rolling with other browns and black belts will easily be enough. I don't see what additional benefit they would get from training with lower belts.
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