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How do You Get Promoted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Let’s face it:

Beginnings can be challenging and a bit intimidating. You probably remember the first time you ever stepped inside a martial arts studio:

The environment was new, you didn’t know anyone, and your coach taught you important aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Like many people, you probably noticed it:

The black belt tied around the waist of your coach. Majestic and slightly menacing. Such a simple piece of cloth that signifies years of effort, sacrifice, and determination.

So, you couldn’t help but wonder:

“How long will it take me to earn my black belt? How do I even get promoted in this sport?”

Let’s find out.