David Jacobs' BJJGround BJJ legends tying their belts


5 days ago
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. 

5 days ago
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

5 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 31269
Rank bar goes on the LEFT M-F'ers.
5 days ago
6/10/08
Posts: 27058

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

5 days ago
6/29/05
Posts: 11916

Very cool, thanks for sharing 

5 days ago
4/20/06
Posts: 670

Yes! I tie mine like Steve Maxwell! 

4 days ago
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: 4 days ago
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.

4 days ago
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.

4 days ago
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
4 days ago
1/13/06
Posts: 6846

fuck is carlos machado smoking? lol

4 days ago
1/13/06
Posts: 6847

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

4 days ago
1/13/06
Posts: 6848

lol @ danaher and bravo

4 days ago
3/14/06
Posts: 22349

This was oddly enjoyable

4 days ago
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.