Just wondering what the standard time most people on here have been training and what belt level they are at?
It seems like BJJ is getting like Karate was back in the 70's when it took 7 or 8 years to get a black belt and they beat your ass to get it. Now there are people getting brown and black belts in 3 and 4 years.
I can see a few phenoms, like BJ Penn, Matt Serra, Mike Fowler etc that compete all the time.
Sux to hear or see a guy who you pummled in a big tournamnent being promoted two belt ahead of you or a guy who came to the school as a white belt, and you were in a purple and he is black belt now.
By the way been training little over 11 years brown belt.
I also think there should be some type of requirments as far as placing in a real legit tournament to be considered for a brown or black belt. Maybe BJJ Black Belts should be something that some people cannot obtain like Attorneys or Brain Surgeons. Just my thoughts.