Black Belts under Paulo Filho?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Siliran, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Siliran

    Siliran White Belt

    Nov 16, 2009
    Likes Received:
    Hey everyone, I didn't really know where to post this so I assumed the only grappling section I saw would be best. I'm trying to find a list of black belts under Paulo Filho as I am wanting to start training BJJ (already a black belt in shuri ryu karate and have a good amount of judo experience) but with all the fake black belt stuff going on it's hard to know if places are legitimate or not just based on what the coaches at the gym say about themselves. The coach at the gym I am looking at says he got his black belt under Paulo Filho and I just wanted to do some more research before committing to a six month contract with that gym, not to disrespect him but you can't be too careful with these kinds of things as it ends up being a lot of money.

    Any help would be appreciated, or if this is the wrong area to ask this a redirection to the right area to post it (or maybe mod move it?) would be appreciated as well. Thanks again.
  2. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Purple Belt

    Mar 16, 2010
    Likes Received:
    London, UK
  3. andrewm2211

    andrewm2211 Orange Belt

    Jan 11, 2014
    Likes Received:
    did you do a trial class? Sounds like you have martial arts experience, it should be fairly obvious. If you look at the exposed blackbelt seems like any observer should have a 'gut feeling'

    A legit black belt will be able to demonstrate a move quickly and cleanly. Most of the fake BB''s I saw on videos just flop around and it's obvious they are trying to imitate a video and are trying to figure it out as they go.

    And the fake BB that got yelled at, didn't even know what closed guard was, so that's a red flag right there.

    That being said nothing wrong with doing due diligence and researching.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.