Why So Many People Drop Out Of Jiu-Jitsu Between White & Blue Belt

If you think you’re noticing a lot of BJJ practitioners disappearing before they even get the chance to be good, you’re not alone (or imagining things) — lots of jiu-jitsu students quit training before (or immediately after) they earn their blue belt. But why does this happen?

In this clip, “Chewy” of Chewjitsu explains some possibilities behind this strange phenomenon using his years of BJJ experience and a metaphor about baby turtles. If you’ve ever wondered what caused that promising new white belt to leave and never return, this may provide some clarity:


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