Yeah yeah, old news for some, but I'm pretty excited. Just like most everyone says, I don't feel like I'm very good, but I trust my instructor and will work harder so the belt fits. I'm going to do my fourth tournament next weekend, but first as a blue belt, should be interesting, lol. I'm pretty sure I'm going to take a whoopin', but that'll make me work even harder. Anyway, I got my blue belt from Maucio Zingano, a black belt under Caique. Mauricio is a great instructor and my progression is a tribute to his technical training. He really cares about his students teaching the vast majority of his beginner and advanced classes. He very very rarely misses a class. Even better, we get the opportunity to work with David Ruiz, a black belt under Rigan Machado, on a consistent basis as Mauricio and David are good friends and have gyms pretty close to each other. Luiz Claudio, a two time world champion from Brazil, also visits our academy on a frequent basis for classes, seminars and privates. If you're in the Denver area and are interested in learning true Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you really should do yourself a service and check out Zingano's. It's a great place with great people and a great atmosphere. Overall, it was a great day for our academy with 7 guys getting their blues and 3 moving on to purple. I can't wait to get back to class on Monday, target on my back and all!