BJJ instructors are in charge of promoting their students. As a result, BJJ instructors will consider three main factors when promoting their students: their technical skills, how hard they work, and how well they do in competitions.
Gordon Ryan’s coach thinks that what sets Ryan apart is his natural ability to solve any problem and his uncanny ability to remain calm under stressful situations.
Japanese jujutsu was a precursor to all other jiu-jitsu styles. Since then, different popular jiu-jitsu styles have emerged, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), Gracie jiu-jitsu (GJJ), American jiu-jitsu (AJJ), Combat jiu-jitsu (CJJ), and no-gi jiu-jitsu.
BJJ color belt ranks are separated into two main groups, each with five different solid color belt ranks. Each color belt has stripes or sub-ranks in the youth belts. Youth (below 16 yrs of age): white, gray, orange, green, black. Adults (above 16 yrs of age): white, blue, purple, brown, and black.
Gi BJJ is better than No-Gi BJJ if you want to learn practical techniques based on grabbing onto an opponent’s clothing. In contrast, No-Gi is better than Gi BJJ if you plan to become an MMA fighter, where you need to learn to apply techniques without grabbing onto an opponent’s clothing.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is effective in a street fight because it allows you to control an attacker without needing to throw strikes, which can be chaotic and dangerous both to the striker and the recipient.