RICKSON promoted to RED BELT!

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  1. SBJ

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  2. Ryo

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    Awesome! Imagine how many more arm bars he'll be able to win by now.
     
  3. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    Congrats to Rickson
     
  4. 206crazy

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    Awesome accomplishment and crazy to think...

    My only question is: I thought you had to be a black belt for like 48 years. If he was a black belt at 18, it doesn't quite add up. I'm just curious and would love if someone could explain how this works entirely. Thanks
     
  5. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    Isn't that some IBJJF guideline? I'm not sure Relson, Rorion, Royler etc feel bound by that.
     
  6. 206crazy

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    Could be..But then the question is, what makes you a red belt then?
     
  7. SBJ

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    If you watch Rickson's speech, he addresses this topic.

    Rickson said he's not ready (time wise). Says he's honored, but wants to put it in a safe until later.

    Everyone else there was arguing, trying to talk sense into him.. lol Gracie family drama!

    As head of JJGF, Rickson wants to standardize promotion..

    Black Belt
    (stripes 1, 2, 3 are 3 years each)
    (stripes 4, 5, 6 are 5 years each)
    (stripes 7, 8, 9 are 7 years each)

    Since he got his Black Belt at 18, he thinks he should have to wait until he's 63-65ish. (He's 58 now)

    But since Rorion out ranks him and wants him to wear it (and all the other red and coral belts there were insisting too), he said "what the hell.. okl" and will wear it.

    Politically, this is better for Rickson. Rorion told him that as Red Belt, there's no dispute when he decides to set his own belt standards.
     
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  8. Strychnine

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    Congrats to Rickson!
     
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  9. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    A huge combo of technical knowledge, ability to grow and represent the art at high levels, an ability to inspire others in the art. With the highest rank in any art, its hard to put an exact hard and fast rule. It's more decided by your peers, which is probably why it was done by Ricksons brothers and closest student's like Pedro Sauer.
     
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    Good for Rickson!!!!
     
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    Thanks and that;s cool. I was just curious. And would love to see a video of his speech. I think that's fair. I mean the guy has been a black belt for 40 years. I've been a black belt for almost 3 and it feels like forever already. I can't imagine that feeling of 4 decades. Crazy and huge congrats to Rickson.
     
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  12. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    I figured it would be fine to break any rules for Rickson, considering that he's regarded almost universally by anyone who matters as the GOAT. Plus he is still passionate to preserving/spreading the art of Gracie Jiujitsu.

    oh and @206crazy I'm just a blue belt so 3 year late on the black belt congrats :)
     
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    I know two of the guys in the picture. They said it was an amazing experience.
     
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  14. trustdoesntrust

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    I think Rickson had a big hand in inventing (along with his deceased brother Rolls) what we think of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, as in being more of a Mixed Martial Art than the modified judo that Helio was doing.
     
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    Excuse me but Rickson runs his own federation and last time I checked he has the same time requirements as per ibjjf.

    Hence, why he had to tell rorion: thanks but I will put it aside.

    Otherwise he will break the standards of his own federation.
     
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  16. Was at Pride GP 2000

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    The article mentioned this. Rorion and Royler told him he would have to discuss honor if Helio was there with him. Or something like that. If you read the list of red belts there is no doubt he deserves it
     
  17. SBJ

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    Well the fact that he turned down the red belt from Rorion says it all.
     
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    I don't know if he's ready yet .Does he know the modern game ? I mean how is his berimbolo ? Jk lol . Dudes a legend and deserves it obviously . Living legend .
     
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