Got My Blue Tonight (Kinda long read)

CoutureFan16

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Hey guys, I got my blue belt tonight. Im not posting this to get all kinds of congratulations or whatever, its just a pretty big deal for me and I want some feedback about how your guys experience was when you got yours or a higher belt or if you are going to be getting yours soon. It was so rough man. We just did like an hour of just going over techniques and demonstrating and stuff, and after that me and the two other guys who were getting it had to roll for 20 minutes from all different positions with a new parter ever 1-2 minutes. It was so hard. At first we were on our feet. Then we were on our backs with a guy in our guard. Then a guy in our guard but we had one hand holding our belt so we could only use one hand. Then started from side. Then we started with a guy behind us with hooks in. Then north/south, and finally 2 on 1. It was ridiculous, toughest thing I have ever done. I was kinda disappointed because I didnt do much but I only got submitted a few times, and I never just gave up and quit. I was really happy when I got my belt. My coach said I was the yougest person he's ever given a blue to, and that it was cool because when he started there were no teenage blue belts (Im 16). And finally, to truly become a blue belt, we got whipped. My coach told us a while back that it was a fading tradition and its not really gonna be practiced that much but I have participated in whipping other people when they got their belts so I told him flat out that I wanted to get whipped too. It didnt take too much negotiation haha. It hurt so bad. He wet his belt, along with all the guys with 3 stripes on their white belts. They stood in two lines facing eachother and they each got one swing at the chest and one on the back. It hurt so bad, I cant even describe it. I started with my hands over my head but by the time I got down to the end of the line I could barely hold them up. I didnt bleed but I got some nice marks (Pics to follow in prolly a week or so haha). Did any of you guys get this when you became blues? I know it sounds like a barbaric thing, but it really is something that I think should happen. Its a big accomplishment and what better way to prove that you earned it than being whipped? haha. Now Im gonna go full steam ahead for my purple, which is atleast a few years away.
 
good deal man...

congrats....
 
congrats, how long have u been training?

btw yes I got A SERIOUSLY painful whipping when I got my blue.
 
Ive been training 8-9 months, I started in the beginning of november, so if you count november 9 months. I got whipped pretty bad, but the dude before me got it worse, he definitely looked worse than I did anyway, but it might just be because his skin is more sensitive or something, I dont know. I think I even caught one across the lip, I noticed afterwards I got a straight line running down the middle of my lip. Oh well, good times haha.
 
Damn man, a blue in 9 months is no small feat, especially at 16. I started when I was 16 and I got my blue when I was 18.

No whippings involved though.
 
Mirada said:
Damn man, a blue in 9 months is no small feat, especially at 16. I started when I was 16 and I got my blue when I was 18.

No whippings involved though.

Ive done some competitions and got first in one and second in the other. Going out and doing that had alot to do with me moving along so quickly I think. My coach likes to see when guys go out and put it on the line to see what they are made of.
 
Thanks guys, and thanks to everyone who posts after this too, it'll just get repetitive if I say thanks to everyone who posts.
 
congrats man....i never got whipped, just thrown by alot of dudes.....we'll see what happens at purple...if and when that ever occurs
 
Seriously, good job. That is very fast to bet your blue. I have a long way to go still to get there.
 
Good job. When I've got my belts in Judo, the whole class (maybe 30-40 people) got to throw me. It's rough. Congrats dude.
 
Groove Holmes said:
CoutureFan,
How often do you train a week?

I always shoot for 3, alot of the time I only get 2 tho. I train monday gi and wednesday no gi and mma on saturday. Most of the time I go to the gym on saturday when there is supposed to be class and noone shows up, they just punk out cause of the heat.
 
CoutureFan16 said:
I always shoot for 3, alot of the time I only get 2 tho.
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Fucking naturals! give me the shits!
;)
nah j/k. congrats man
it's a nice feeling.
The only thing that annoyed me about getting my blue is that I was out for 6 months injured just after getting it. I wanted to just roll really really softly when I got back for fear of reinjuring myself.
All the whites were trying to tear me a new arsehole but.
 
CoutureFan16 said:
I always shoot for 3, alot of the time I only get 2 tho. I train monday gi and wednesday no gi and mma on saturday. Most of the time I go to the gym on saturday when there is supposed to be class and noone shows up, they just punk out cause of the heat.
wow 1 time a week of bjj in 9 months. you must really be a natural, good job man. maybe we'll see eachother in a tourny. :wink:
 
Congrats dude, that whipping sounds cool if not brutal, i like it. Good job to get blue in 9 mounths and being 16. My first 8 months and 2 first places in comps got me ONE FUCKING TIP FROM A CUNT.

ok im over it now :)

Congrats.
 
i got my blue after getting second in a really tough white belt tournament, most guys who competed probably got their blue by now to, the guy who came first was also from my club so it was cool, ive been training for about 2years so i feel it was about time, my trainer just gave me a blue belt and said i could keep it, (i forgot my white at home =)) )
i didn't get whipped at that class but 2 weeks later i was at a sw open mat camp along with the guy who won the tournament, we both got whipped badly there were like 25guys there i did ninja rolls and shiot to advoid most of the damage :p but it was a sick gauntlet. =))
 
Well done! Congratulations on the not so small feat. You deserve it, clearly.
 

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