How Dangerous is a BJJ Brown Belt? | Explained
Most people know that anyone with a black belt in any martial art is dangerous.. Well what about a brown belt?
In this page we will cover just how dangerous a BJJ Brown Belt is, and how a brown belt stacks up.
Table of Contents
- How Does a Brown Belt Stack Up in Rank?
- How Dangerous is a BJJ Brown Belt?
- How Long Does it Take to go From Brown Belt to Black Belt?
How Does a Brown Belt Stack Up in Rank?
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a Brown belt is the rank right before Black belt.
On average it takes 6-8 years to become a Brown belt for someone who trains at least 3 times a week.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Rank Order
How Dangerous is a BJJ Brown Belt?
The answer is: Very dangerous.
A brown belt is only one rank away from black belt, has almost a complete understanding of Jiu Jitsu and only needs to make a few adjustments in order to obtain that black belt.
A brown belt typically has 6 years of experience at that point.
3 hours of training per week x 312 weeks is 936 hours.
A brown belt will have around 1,000 hours of experience in submissions, escapes, sweeps and holds.
Anyone who has trained BJJ in any capacity will understand that there's a massive difference in rolling with a blue belt, vs a brown belt.
A brown belt has much more experience, many more tools in their arsenal, and much more knowledge in general.
A brown belt going against any person with little to no BJJ experience is a massive mismatch, and a walk in the park for them even if there's a size disparity.
How Long Does it Take to go From Brown Belt to Black Belt?
The average time between brown belt to black belt is between 1-2 years. In order to be eligible for a brown belt, the student must be at least 18 years old have had a purple belt for at least 18 months.
After a purple belt, it normally takes 3-4 years to obtain a brown belt. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, which is where the 18 months come in.