Check out this email I just got from llyod Irvin: This email will surely be another controversial topic but here we go. I thought that when I got my bjj blue belt in 30 days that was fast. I don't have anything on what you're about to read. Two weeks before the 2010 BJJ World Championships I promoted one of my female named Tracey Goodell from blue belt to the rank of purple belt. Some people said "why would you do that?","Don't you think it will mess her head up?" and a bunch of other silly stuff. Well two weeks later she ended up winning the her purple belt division and the purple belt OPEN division at the World Championships! Next thing you know people are saying "I must've been sandbagging her","If she won her wait and her open she was a purple belt the whole time " blah blah blah The fact is that she was a blue belt, with blue belt skills, making blue belt mistake and doing what blue belts do. Then she experienced what I call The Grappling Phenomenon! If you heard my audio cd you already know what this is. Leading up into the Worlds I used to personally have these crazy 40-60 minute straight rolling sessions with her with the whole purpose of these session to try to break her! Because if she can roll with a 200+lb black belt that is trying to break her then there will be no 128lb female that can. I've been accused of lots of things but 'sandbagging' has never been one of them. On one hand they say I promote to fast, then I promote to slow, how can I do both? Well after winning the purple belt Worlds as a purple belt and only being a purple belt for a couple of weeks I PROMOTED HER AGAIN! And....... THIS WAS MY FASTEST PROMOTION EVER Out of the 9 matches that she had she submitted 8 people and the one she didn't submit ended the match in a full blown submission. So instead of getting more experience as a purple belt, she has moved onto the rank of brown belt to battle the Brown Belt Beast. Knowing what I know, she'll be doing fine at the brown belt level right away. It's hard to imagine just a couple of months ago she was just a blue belt. Heres the interview: YouTube - Tracey Goodell - Team Lloyd Irvin - Wins Purple Belt Mundials 2010 Discuss.