Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by paul in london, Oct 3, 2005.
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Another 5-8 years for me... *sigh*
I wish there was a 3rd degree BB over here more often.
I always imagined Rick Young was taller than he is...
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.
Roger was born here but raised in Brazil so it's not really the same.
Congrats to them for their hard work!
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
A BJJ black belt is an impressive accomplishment. Good for them.
I know who Rick Young is - anyone got any information on the other two?
Great stuff, wow, Roger towers them.
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
marc walder is my instructor
he runs gracie barra dagenham
congrads to all of them!
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