BJJ Student Goes From Blue Belt To Black Belt – In 8 Months!

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  1. KikoJones Orange Belt

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    From the Eastern Europe BJJ report:
    "Promotion is a huge deal in jiu jitsu given the amount of time and effort it takes to master the gentle art. This is why it never fails to surprise when someone gets promoted under strange circumstances or goes through ranks in a staggering time period.

    The student in question this time is a man named Rohy Batliwala who has his own gym in Switzerland.

    But what’s perhaps more surprising is that this promotion comes under the Nova Uniao school – Manu Alves of Nova Uniao."

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  2. Russky Blue Belt

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    Congratulations!
     
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  3. SubmissionarY White Belt

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    BJ Penn says Nova Uniao gives out black belts way too fast.
     
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  6. lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    How long was he a blue belt? If he was a blue belt for 8 years or something and just couldn't get promoted for some reason, it's possible he's truly at a black belt level.
     
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  7. TheFakeMacoy Green Belt

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    Why is the photo of him with a blue belt uploaded on October 3, 2016, but the photo of him with a purple belt is from September 21, 2016? Did they just upload the one with the blue belt late?

    There isn't enough background in the story to really tell what happened. For all we know, he is at black belt level but missed promotions, as Its5025 said.
     
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  8. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    Look at his body. Skinny legs. Skinny arms. Thick neck. Square, sponge bob square pants torso.

    You only get like that from doing a lot of grappling for a long time. Clearly a baller. Would not fuck with.
     
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  9. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

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    I have no idea if this guy is legit or not since I don't know him at all, but even if he missed promotions for 8 years bringing him straight from blue to black in 8 months seems like something you don't generally do.

    Given how much drama and questioning comes out from promotions of this kind, if everything was done correctly giving it at least a bit more context would have helped.
     
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  10. MaxMMA Blue Belt

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    huh...?
     
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  11. Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Thread title needs more "BJJ COACHES HATE HIM!" and "FIND OUT HIS ONE WEIRD TRICK!'
     
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  13. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    I bet this is the situation.
     
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  14. Chazz Reinhold Orange Belt

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    I think Trump was somehow involved with colluding. we should have yet another senate hearing on fake news.
     
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  15. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt

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  16. lechien Gold Belt

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    It just means that he found himself an affiliation and they promoted him really quick. Lol

    Now the ibjjf minimum standards are pretty small.

    It is 1.5 year minimum for purple and 1 year minimum for brown.

    If he was blue belt for 8 years, it is his problem if he does not want to affiliate under a bb.

    I would have use the minimum ibjjf standard. What is another 2.5 years anyway if you been blue for 8?
     
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  17. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    guys, this kind of thing is really not somthing new, specially in countries where theres a small jiu jitsu scene.

    it happened in my country too, GB was giving out belts like candy a couple of years ago, and I am GB, there are a couple of black belts with 4 years of training, and there is one last one who has like 5 o 6 tops, buts he is in hs 40s or something and let me tell you he isnt any late discovery bj penn, hell people has been kicked out of the school for turning it up on him (lower belts) turns out the dude helps financially the owner of the gym, hes rich or something.

    this dude is the owner of the gym, wowo surpirse now hws a black belt, who paid for the afiliation, I mean, the story line that hes been a 8 years old blue belt who just got a new affiliation and due to his skills and time put on the sport is now a bb... yeah, not so much.
     
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    whoa whoa whoa . . . your country just like, um, gives out candy????
     
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  19. yetanother Purple Belt

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    Who gives a damn if someone buys a belt? With the amount of people who suck having black belts any sort of standards have already been lost.
    Competition medals are the only thing that demonstrates skill.
     
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  20. Supereem Black Belt

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    Don't worry about belts. Even world champions give out 'false' belts to their affiliates who are at a white belt level. It's a business move. Competition results are what really matters in this sport, whether as a competitor or a coach.
     
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