Brown Belt

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Wrestleben, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Hey guys,

    I don't post too much anymore, but just checking in to say I earned my brown belt last night. I was on Sherdog a lot when I started, and got to watch people go through the ranks with me...it's pretty cool.

    Earned from Professor Clint Crabtree (1st degree black belt) from GRBJJ (Grand Rapids, MI) and vouched for by Carlson Gracie Jr. I think I've been training for 6 years, but never really counted. I have competed quite a bit, and have won tournaments at white/blue/purple. I'm 37 years old, and not a world beater; but am even more passionate about BJJ then the day I started.

    I had NO clue I was getting promoted, and thought I was a couple years away. We don't "test" for belts per se, but usually the promotees are put the ringer in class. I had to do cardio while carrying a heavy bag over my head for a long time, then double leg all 40 students, then pass all their guards, then roll with all the high belts. It was fun....I only puked twice :icon_lol: Afterwords I ran the gauntlet. People either love or hate the gauntlet, but I think it's pretty cool. I'm a little twisted though.

    Thanks Sherdog for your small part in my promotion. I have learned a lot from you over the years.

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    Here is my gauntlet (WARNING..partial male buttcrack nudity)

     
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  2. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    fuck yeah..hahah

    an extra momento for a great occasion i say !
     
  3. BJJArsenal

    BJJArsenal Brown Belt

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    Good job homes, big achievement
     
  4. Chalito

    Chalito Purple Belt

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    Grats buddy!
     
  5. pesadissimo

    pesadissimo Blue Belt

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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
  6. BigStaff

    BigStaff Purple Belt

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    Hard Work dude!!!
     
  7. JRT6

    JRT6 Black Belt

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    Good job. I almost skipped over reading this thread because of the title though.
     
  8. AllKnowing

    AllKnowing Knowledge is love and light and vision

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    congrats man. In a lot of schools, purple is the longest belt to get through.

    Glad to see you stuck through it
     
  9. AllKnowing

    AllKnowing Knowledge is love and light and vision

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    Yeah, I thought it was going to be about getting knee on bellied to the point of shitting yourself or something.
     
  10. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    I came in here expecting that you crapped your pants rolling.

    But congrats on this amazing achievement.
     
  11. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    HOORAY!

    You've had a lot of ups and downs and keep on going! I'm sure you're a dangerous competitor, but I am most impressed by your dedication!

    You are one of my favourite virtual-friends and I feel like we have been through some milestones together. You always seem to get promoted six months before I do, though I imagine my torn meniscus will change that.

    I hope you make it up to Nova Scotia sometime, or I make it down your way.
     
  12. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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    Huge accomplishment. Congrats
     
  13. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    The feeling is likewise! I feel so bad you have to go through the whole meniscus thing. We have scarily parallel BJJ lives. Work the PT hard, and you will be headed to brown town soon enough!
     
  14. cms9690

    cms9690 Green Belt

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    Now this is what the thread should have been about!

    Congrats dude!
     
  15. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Congrats man, that's awesome, good to see long-term members ascending the ranks. After brown, it's just biding your time a bit to black.
     
  16. TSO

    TSO Cookie monster belt

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    Congrats.
     
  17. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    Bumping this because the thread about Ari's brown belt has 984 posts.
     
  18. 35andOver

    35andOver Blue Belt

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    Change the title of the thread....I have passed it over a couple times and only stepped in here becasue I meant to click on something else.

    None the less....congratulations! Quite an accomplishment
     
  19. Spiderguard Man

    Spiderguard Man Orange Belt

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    congrats... though we need a poop story
     
  20. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    Congratulations, huge accomplishment!
     

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