Etiquette for promotion.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by cb9fl, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. cb9fl

    cb9fl White Belt

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    Say a person was about to be or was promoted by their instructor to blue yet the person didn't feel they were quite ready for that belt. What is the proper etiquette to state that concern to the instructor or should the student just not say anything?
     
  2. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    I wouldn't say anything. If your instructor thinks you're ready, then you're ready.
     
  3. TheHighlander

    TheHighlander Green Belt

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    I'll second Commissar.
     
  4. TJS

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    yea, you have to have some faith in your instructor...most of the time people have atleast some doubt or hesitation when they are promoted,
     
  5. JABobo3

    JABobo3 Orange Belt

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    Then don't worry you won't get promoted.
     
  6. jjmuaythaiguy

    jjmuaythaiguy Brown Belt

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    Since someone seconded this, I'll third it.

    Thats the way it is and how it was told to me. If the instructor hands you a promotion, stripe, belt, whatever. You earned it. You have nothing to say but thanks. Anything else would be disrespectful no matter how well intentioned, humble, nice or whatever you were trying to say.

    Accept it, bow, shake hands, hug, and thats it.
     
  7. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    if he sees your abilities all the time, then he should know your level
     
  8. cb9fl

    cb9fl White Belt

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    Thanks. I really wasn't sure how that would go so if the situation arises I'll say thank you and work that much harder. The thing is I don't really care what color my belt is as long as I'm getting better. I could be a white for ten years subbing browns and I'd be happy.
     
  9. Bubble Boy

    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    There's an element of sandbagging to your position.

    Also, you're nice and cozy and safe right now. You're just a white belt. But blue holds a whole additional level of responsibility. Plus, all those white belts will be gunning for you and all the purple belts will be trying to keep you down. You'll grow into the belt. You'll improve just by putting that belt on. Don't be a pussy.
     
  10. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    I say "man up" and accept your belt. Trust in your instructor.
     

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