What I Wish I Knew as a White Belt by Brad Court

This installment of What I Wish I Knew as a White Belt is by Brad Court, Black Belt who runs BJJ school in Downingtown, PA.


Brad Court – Paramount BJJ Owner


There are a lot of things I wish I’d known when I first started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Above all else, I wish I’d known the importance of goal setting, and the fact that higher expectations result in higher levels of achievement. I wish I’d known the type and level of training necessary to perform well at the highest levels.

And truthfully, I wish I’d believed that I could reach those levels. It took a few years for me to even believe I could reach the black belt. When I started in 1997, there may have been 5 American black belts at most. Still, if I’d had more faith in myself, I would have had more focus.

Brad Court
Paramount BJJ

About Crazy 88

Crazy 88 runs Mixed Martial Arts training centers throughout the Baltimore area. They focus on Combat Sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Wrestling for both Adults and Children, Beginners to Pros.

Leave a Reply