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.