Are These BJJ Traditions Outdated?

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How many of you have run the gauntlet after getting your new belt?

How many of you bow to a picture of Helio Gracie? How many of you bow at all — either to your instructor or to your fellow students?

What about tying your belt? When you tie your belt, do you face the outside of the mat?

These practices are commonplace at many jiu-jitsu academies. But should they be?

In this video, Ryan Young from Kama Jiu-Jitsu goes over some of the practices he considers questionable.

Do you agree with him? Do you think some of these practices need to go?


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