Just got my purple belt in BJJ under Roberto "Tussa" Alencar. Got me thinking, as I only lurk these boards. How many experienced grapplers do we have on the board? I notice a lot of striking and mma related threads, but considerably less discussions of grappling, specifically in the technique sharing department. Speak up and show yourselves! >:)
Join date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas, USA
Hey killer, im a purple belt under Erik Boranian, a student of Yousef Alirezaei. i mainly do no gi though, so my belt doesn't really mean much lol. i got about 5 years experience in BJJ , also 2 mma fights and lots of boxing background.
I've had my purple belt for a couple of years (was presented it by Royce Gracie). Trained up to blue belt with Roger Gracie and currently train with a Felipe Costa brown belt. (Felipe comes to visit us a couple of times a year)
Any tips on how to take it from blue to purple? or is it just more practice?
Like Ellis said, work your weak areas. I did No-Gi for a few years before starting bjj, I'm still better at it, but I love the Gi game a lot more. Anyway, I found my weak areas by asking my rolling partners. I also get to train 2x per day 6 days a week. So when I found my weak areas, I drilled the heck out of the techniques/movements to tighten up. That's actually something that I've added a TON more of; Drilling. Another purple my size from the school and I have started drilling specific scenarios/techniques we're emphasizing in our game at that moment. We trade off for 3 minute rounds at the end of every morning class and night class. It's worked wonders.
Looks like we've got some solid grapplers here! Awesome! If anybody would like to throw up some match footage of themselves as well, that would be awesome. I'll start. from 2010 https://www.facebook.com/...180627821961133