Mat time, consistency, and repetition. You do not have to be strong or a super athlete. You don't have to be big. If you put the time in, train regularly, and drill your techniques until they are as natural as breathing, then you will go far. The most important thing in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is showing up. We can teach you all the technique there is to know, but you won't master those techniques until you've drilled them a thousand times. Put your time in on the mat and you will see results; you will get better. There is no secret formula or crazy strategy. It is simple: like any sport or athletic activity, practice makes perfect.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system is composed of five levels: white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Between each level from white to brown a student must earn four stripes, marking their progress. As a student becomes more advanced, they will spend more time on each level. This journey is not fast, and it is especially not easy. The title of Black-Belt is reserved for the few who stay committed and dedicated to their training. The title is earned.