Poll: What Belt Rank Does Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Hold?

Last week’s poll on whether folks had to address their instructors by a certain title was very interesting! Ninety percent of folks in BJJ do not have to address their instructor by a certain title.

In today’s BJJ Poll I’m wondering about the BJJ belt rank The Mighty 600,000‘s professors hold. Cast your vote above!

If you have a question you think would make a good poll, you can email me at caleb @ (this website) .com, or leave a recorded message for us by calling give us a call at 877-247-4662!

Poll: Do You Have to Address Your BJJ Instructor with a Specific Title?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is sometimes considered more informal than traditional martial arts, and does not insist upon the formalities found in Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, and other Asian martial arts.

Teachers at some BJJ schools do insist that you address them using a title like “master”, or “professor”. How about yours?

Poll: How Many BJJ DVDs Do You Own?

In today’s BJJ Poll I’m wondering how many Brazilian jiu-jitsu DVDs you own. They can be instructional DVDs like the ones from Saulo Ribeiro, Marcelo Garcia, or Demian Maia. They could also be DVDs of competitions, like the Pan-Ams, Grapplers Quest, or BJJ World Championships. Doesn’t matter.

If you have a question you think would make a good poll, you can email me at caleb @ (this website) .com, or leave a recorded message for us by calling give us a call at 877-247-4662!

Poll: Should Lower Belts Be Allowed to Perform Heel Hooks in Competition?

Today’s BJJ Poll is based on a thread that was posted recently on a popular Brazilian jiu-jitsu forum.

Some people are against heel hooks as a submission technique for Brazilian jiu-jitsu white and blue
belts as the margin for error in applying the submission is very small, as is the margin for error in knowing when to tap when someone applies a heel hook on you. Further, when something does go wrong during a heel hook, the damage to the grappler’s knee is often severe enough to warrant surgery.

Others argue that heel hooks are not that different from any other submission grappling technique and that with good instruction and under supervision, white and blue belts can safely perform the technique.

What do you think? Cast your vote above, and if you have more to say on the topic, leave us a recorded message for us by calling 877-247-4662! I am guessing there are some FightWorks Podcast listeners who have personal experience in this arena.

Also, if you have a question you think would make a good poll, you can email me at caleb @ (this website) .com.

Poll: How Long Have You Trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

This is the first of regular polls we will do here on The FightWorks Podcast. I’m sure there is a ton we can learn from asking you, The Mighty 600,000!

If you have a question you think would make a good poll, you can email me at caleb @ (this website) .com, or leave a recorded message for us by calling give us a call at 877-247-4662!

Many thanks to Matt for suggesting that we get this thing going!