David Jacobs' BJJGround BJJ legends tying their belts


6/13/18 8:32 AM
11/9/05
Posts: 536

Throughout my early years practicing BJJ (been 24 years now) many people told me i was tying my belt incorrectly. 

As many of you know there's great ways and not so great ways. 

So over the years i decided to film many (not all) of the legends in BJJ that i trained with tying their belts. 

I even managed to get two of the best 'no gi' guys to tie the belt.

Many did it very simply, others more 'traditionally'. 

This isn't an instructional, just a few random minutes of some of the best tying theirs. 

Enjoy. 

6/13/18 9:34 AM
3/7/03
Posts: 6941

Jeez 

unreal

all that world class talent and none of them even know how to tie their belt. 

 

 

Except the guy in the blue gi....steven maxell. 

Finally somebody got it right

6/13/18 12:40 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 31269
Rank bar goes on the LEFT M-F'ers.
6/13/18 12:54 PM
6/10/08
Posts: 27058

I tie mine like Rickson and Relson. No reguard to what side the tab is on either. 

6/14/18 12:56 AM
6/29/05
Posts: 11916

Very cool, thanks for sharing 

6/14/18 8:03 AM
4/20/06
Posts: 670

Yes! I tie mine like Steve Maxwell! 

6/14/18 10:56 AM
4/26/13
Posts: 3860

Interesting only Steve Maxwell and Henry Akins go with the double wrap around where you start with the end of your belt across the waist instead of the middle.  

Edited: 6/14/18 1:58 PM
7/18/05
Posts: 7103
shen - Rank bar goes on the LEFT M-F'ers.

lol this is what I've heard, too.

 

and lol @ so many of them don't know how to tie it without it being lopsided.

6/14/18 2:22 PM
4/2/13
Posts: 5799

I'm Relson since day 1 but tie mine exactly like Tinguinha haha.  Bar on the left for Relson schools though.

6/14/18 4:22 PM
5/19/06
Posts: 5087
I never cared what side the bar goes on until someone said this...


The Samurai mostly kept their sword on their left hand side, as most were right handed, so why in BJJ we had the bar on the left
6/14/18 6:28 PM
1/13/06
Posts: 6846

fuck is carlos machado smoking? lol

6/14/18 6:30 PM
1/13/06
Posts: 6847

i tie mine like steve maxwell, and my embroidery is set up to be correct when tied that way

6/14/18 6:32 PM
1/13/06
Posts: 6848

lol @ danaher and bravo

6/14/18 7:06 PM
3/14/06
Posts: 22349

This was oddly enjoyable

6/14/18 7:07 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 31285
Dire - I never cared what side the bar goes on until someone said this...


The Samurai mostly kept their sword on their left hand side, as most were right handed, so why in BJJ we had the bar on the left

Originally, the "rank bar" was a pocket that held small shuriken ("throwing stars").

Some of us still maintain the traditional ways.