First 3 UK BJJ Black Belts awarded

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  1. paul in london

    paul in london White Belt

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  2. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Another 5-8 years for me... *sigh*

    I wish there was a 3rd degree BB over here more often.
     
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    Groove Holmes Purple Belt

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    Congrats.
    I always imagined Rick Young was taller than he is...
     
  4. Terrier

    Terrier Brown Belt

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    It's great that we're getting more British blackbelts - although these guys arn't the first. Roger Brooking was first a few years ago and i'm sure i heard of another guy between then and now too.

    Not that it takes anything away from these guys though, I hope I can get there one day.
     
  5. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Roger was born here but raised in Brazil so it's not really the same.
     
  6. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Congrats to them for their hard work!
     
  7. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    yeah, roger is'nt exactly 100% english. but I guess he has a british passport... :)

    congrats to these guys, I had the same fealing that rick young would be bigger as well, but I guess standing besides roger can make anybody look small :)
     
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    vanguard_anon Clever user title

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    A BJJ black belt is an impressive accomplishment. Good for them.
     
  9. Waxwingslain

    Waxwingslain oiseau rebelle

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    Wicked.

    I know who Rick Young is - anyone got any information on the other two?
     
  10. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    Congrats!
     
  11. Big Red

    Big Red Green Belt

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    Great stuff, wow, Roger towers them.
     
  12. Terrier

    Terrier Brown Belt

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    Oh these guys are without doubt the first guys to train mainly in the UK and get the blacks, Roger is officially the first Brit - although he got his from Jacare while he lived in Brazil (where he lived from the age of four) so I do agree it's almost a technicality. I'm sure there's another guy who moved to the states when he was young got his a while back too, but I can't remember the name.

    But like I say - I don't want to sound like I
     
  13. private ryan

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    marc walder is my instructor
    he runs gracie barra dagenham
     
  14. ARIS

    ARIS Brown Belt

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    congrads to all of them!
     

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