I got my second blue belt at a 10th planet gym after training there for a month and a half. I got my first blue belt at a Gi oriented school a year and a half ago. I really feel strange about it as I wanted to to get a stripe for my gi, but don't wear a gi because there are not enough tournaments locally to participate in gi tournaments. So, do I call myself a 2nd dan bluebelt or should I put both on at once. Does it really matter what belt level you are when you train with people who don't care what kind of belt you are. I'm also wondering if anyone has gone to a no gi or gi gym where they were awarded the same belt again or in some cases have retired from training long enough they felt like they needed to reearn the belt. On another note as well what path should I take know to earn my purple belt or shirt, since I'm lighter and injured a lot of the time, so I average training week is one 1-2 a week, unless I'm near competition time.