Black Belch

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  1. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Saturday was our big year end promotions and I had to miss due to a friend getting married and it was 100% it was the right decision. Got to see a good friend who was in my wedding tie the know with his now wife (also trains) and it was great to be there. Sucked I missed 8 buddies/training partners get promoted but oh well.

    Roll into open mat today with another buddy (4 stripe brown) who was at the wedding with us and we are congratulating people who got their belts/rolling as normal. I'm 4-5 rounds in and helping a white/blue belt with arm triangles and hear "hey everyone circle up for a minute"....Me - Hmm this is odd, he never does this at open mat and then I see it 2 black belts in his hand

    He had told everyone "I understand some people will miss this for the wedding but they will be up for March" so it was a surprise for me which was nice. I've been training 7 1/2 years with Danny Alvarez (3rd degree as of yesterday) black belt. I have some great training partners there, and in my other gyms I train at (regularly train at 3 academy's since I moved).

    If anyone has any questions I guess, ask and I'll do my best to answer. Still kind of not sure how I feel about all this.
     
  2. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    congrats!
     
  3. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    Congrats
     
  4. FatherSauce

    FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    Now you know all there is to know about jiujitsu and can never be defeated again!

    Anyways, congratulations that's such a huge milestone. I hope to be there one day too.
     
  5. davou

    davou White Belt

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    wow, what a fast black belt!

    Super impressed man!
     
  6. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    7 1/2 years with him and another 6 months at another place is fast?
     
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  7. FatherSauce

    FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    Only to slackers like me that expect to take closer to 10 or 12 years. But that's the price of shift work.

    Now a days I think sub 10 years is pretty common for folks that train real regularly. One of my coaches was around 6 and the other 8 or 9 I think.
     
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    Rico Franklin Platinum Member

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    Congrats, Nate. I got "surprised" with my brown last week.
     
  9. davou

    davou White Belt

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    I think so :p theres a dude under your reddit post saying that it took him 5 to get his blue
     
  10. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Oh hell yeah.

    Congrats.

    To the poster above, 8 years of busting your ass is not particularly unusual for black belch. 10-12 might be average but some guys catch on faster or work harder.
     
  11. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    Damn, a bb from Alvarez is legit. Congrats, man. Alvarez actually looks looks like he's almost cracking a smile.
     
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    mattemate Brown Belt

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    Bro can we still go out on Saturday nights?
     
  13. vcmmafan

    vcmmafan Brown Belt

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  14. Thrawn33

    Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Congrats!
     
  15. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    This is great man! Congratulations!

    Wash that belt once so it shrinks. Then tie it and measure out like 25 cm on each end so you will pass the gi check. Cut it on the tag end to length. Pull the black fabric on the outside back a couple stitches. Cut the white core back there but don't cut the black part. Then fold the black part in like the rest of the belt, sew it shut with an overhand stitch, and you're good.

    Congrats again!
     
  16. ChrmnMa0

    ChrmnMa0 Black Belch

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    BOOM! Upgrade!!!
     
  17. Stun Gun

    Stun Gun Green Belt

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    Congratch on your black beltch. Keep training and porra
     
  18. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    Congrats!
     
  19. KikoJones

    KikoJones Blue Belt

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    Congratulations!
    I train regularly but 8 years is not even a possibility for me.
    After 4.5 I got recently got Purple, expect 3 years to Brown, then 3 years to Black.

    Some people got it (you), some people don't (me)
     
  20. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Awesome man, what was the surprise?

    I guess he's kinda legit, 3rd degree now, won masters worlds a few times, pans a few times, Euro's, no gi worlds. He is alright I guess.

    He smiles, just not on camera usually.
    F yeah...Shepler will be down in January, I'll come down fo sho.
    Well ... there is content and topics over there...here there were a bunch of troll threads I got bored with. Sherdog is still # 1 in my old school book.
    I swapped belts after this pic as he grabbed the wrong one off the shelf. Have a normal one now! After he tied it on I said "I mean I know I'm not a medium heavy but I ain't THAT big coach"
    Open mat at lunch today!
     

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