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Old 12-21-2021, 04:22 PM   #1
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Talking BJJ car stickers

Today I found two car stickers, for a white and yellow rank, in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. I have legitimately earned my yellow belt twice in two local Aikido clubs. And I've watched some GJJ dvds from a combatives box set. You can't just buy these online right? They have to be earned? Plus I didn't even know they did yellow in GJJ/BJJ? I thought the first rank, after white, was blue? Maybe it's just for me?! Ps it says since 195 at the bottom!
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Old 12-21-2021, 04:24 PM   #2
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:02 AM   #3
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Always wonder why people starts to discuss BJJ in Aikido community. Any ideas?
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:08 PM   #4
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Re: BJJ car stickers

I'm not sure what the question is. Kids in BJJ can have yellow and green belts. I'm not aware of any BJJ instructors giving out car stickers. And no, Aikido ranks do not transfer to BJJ whatsoever.

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Today I found two car stickers, for a white and yellow rank, in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. I have legitimately earned my yellow belt twice in two local Aikido clubs. And I've watched some GJJ dvds from a combatives box set. You can't just buy these online right? They have to be earned? Plus I didn't even know they did yellow in GJJ/BJJ? I thought the first rank, after white, was blue? Maybe it's just for me?! Ps it says since 195 at the bottom!
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:40 AM   #5
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Today I found two car stickers, for a white and yellow rank, in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. I have legitimately earned my yellow belt twice in two local Aikido clubs. And I've watched some GJJ dvds from a combatives box set. You can't just buy these online right? They have to be earned? Plus I didn't even know they did yellow in GJJ/BJJ? I thought the first rank, after white, was blue? Maybe it's just for me?! Ps it says since 195 at the bottom!
For kids up to 16 the ranks are:
  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green

The GJJ garage program is not really thought of highly in BJJ circles. It's always better to learn in person. Learning in a silo will take longer and be less effective. A GJJ blue belt is in no way equivalent to a blue belt that has mat time of 3 years before. BJJ ranks are the hardest to achieve as there are not many of them. My path to black has spanned 13 years.

Aikido rank in no way transfers over to BJJ. If someone told you this or awarded you any rank as an Aikido instructor, you are at an McDojo. I would even question the legitimacy of your Aikido instructor. They could be one of those larping ponytail fraud type instructors. Do your research if you are just starting out.

I started my grappling journey in Aikido. As I started to see other arts and how effective they were in real situations, I was more and more drawn to them (JJJ, Judo and BJJ). Even with very minimal knowledge from self study I was submitting my Aikido classmates when we would goof around before or after class. This included students much higher ranked than me. Fast forward 14 or so years and I now teach at a BJJ academy.

I do believe that Aikido is martial arts at the highest level. Art is the key word here. It's an ideal, that in the perfect situation and execution, it can work in theory. It's not tested against any sort of real resistance and that will always limit it from being a combat art. I use some principles in my BJJ practice, but they have to be modified for the real world and all the variable that come in when someone is fully resisting.
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:47 AM   #6
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Always wonder why people starts to discuss BJJ in Aikido community. Any ideas?
I think it's natural. People see the effectiveness of BJJ in a forum like MMA where there are less "rules" to how your opponent or training partner reacts. Aikido is very controlled. Both the person executing the technique and your Uke move in a certain pattern and react the same way each time you train. This is not the case in the randori focused arts. Every martial artist will question their effectiveness in the real world. Aikidoka start to realize that what they have been putting time into is not fighting - though they may have thought that they were learning how to defend themselves. If they really want to know how to fight, they won't stay in it. If the culture, art and inner practice component is the goal, then Aikido is great.

It's great that there are arts for all people. They just really are not equal in terms of the goal.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:12 AM   #7
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Still don't get why actually Aikido creates great interest from BJJ side. For example Karate don't have such numbers of pins or throws however I don't notice interest to Karate people from BJJ gyus.
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