2 New Black Belts!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Te(V)plar, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    Steve Bongiorno and Chad Beatty received their black belts last night from Almeida/Renzo! Ralph and Ryan Gracie were present as well. The latter individual gave me my start in BJJ and he's absolutely incredible. It sucks he moved away from the Upstate NY area. The small classes he taught from his basement (for such a relatively low price) were absolutely incredible. I am happy to see affirmed what everyone around him already knew : his great degree of excellence.
     
  2. Asel1

    Asel1 BAd [email protected]

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    congradulations
     
  3. 586machine

    586machine Always Be Closing

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    congrats.
     
  4. Smash your face in

    Smash your face in Banned Banned

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    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    great to here there are more guys reaching that level
     
  6. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Congratulations. Good to see more American Black Belts.
     
  7. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Two more people for me to envy.
     
  8. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    How many american black belts are there now? Does anyone have a list?
     
  9. David_Jacobs

    David_Jacobs TheRockBJJ.com

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  10. thaiking

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    congrats
     
  11. Falero

    Falero Black Belt

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    Congrats
     
  12. dan1210

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    the list is missing like 100 people
     
  13. dan1210

    dan1210 Guest

    hopefulyl i get my brown belt soon... prolly not for a few years since i just got purple :(
     
  14. David_Jacobs

    David_Jacobs TheRockBJJ.com

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    I doubt it, but why don't you list some of them here?
     
  15. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    congrats... I'll catch up sometime in the next century
     
  16. NEwrestler

    NEwrestler Red Belt

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    that night was crazy, ricardo,ralph,ryan and renzo at the academy. it was a sight to see
     
  17. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    I am lucky enough to say that they are all regulars at my academyt with the exception of Ralph who stops by often though.
     
  18. NEwrestler

    NEwrestler Red Belt

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    im just glad that ricardo is my instructor
     
  19. Bubble Boy

    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    What was the testing proceedure like? Was it long and grueling or mere formality at this point. Did they demonstrate techniques/ free spar/ any throws in the test? Curious what a black belt BJJ test looks like...
     
  20. NEwrestler

    NEwrestler Red Belt

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    they dont do belt testing at our academy
     

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