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Got my first stripe today.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by 1neeto, May 23, 2014.

  1. 1neeto Blue Belt

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    I know it's not much, but I'm sure most of you remember how you felt when you got that first stripe. :)

    I started three months ago and been going twice to three times a week. I thought it would take me longer. I just wish I started 20 years ago.
     
  2. Intermec Yellow Belt

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    Congrats!
     
  3. ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

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    Good shit man, keep plugging away. It's not a marathon...it's a lifetime.
     
  4. Irenaeus Black Belt

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    Awww! Congratulations!
     
  5. 1neeto Blue Belt

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    "A first step in a very long but very rewarding journey".

    Paraphrasing what my instructor said. :)

    Thanks guys I'm really excited to keep on learning.
     
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    Good job dude.
     
  7. Toothless King Brown Belt

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    You are planning to fight MMA soon?
     
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    Really? How the fuck is this thread worthy? Might as well make a thread about how you managed to dress yourself this morning without any help.
     
  9. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    If he hit his first o soto in randori, you'd be showering him with praises.
     
  10. Einarr Banned Banned

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    Haha, maaaaaaaybe. Still, making a thread about getting your first stripe on a white belt? Post that shit on your FaceBook, don't make a thread in F12.
     
  11. Marbig Brown Belt

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    Honestly, I only felt relieved when I first got my stripes. After half a year, I was just afraid my instructor had forgotten I existed. Then two at once.

    P.S. Come on guys. Every stripe after the first isn't worth a thread but like some others say, its the first time on a (hopefully) long journey.
     
  12. sauron0379 Orange Belt

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    Sounds like Einnar forgot where he came from. How about just congratulate the guy and move on. Not every thread needs to be about a trendy, new, impractical, low percentage, guard sweep.
     
  13. sauron0379 Orange Belt

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    oh and BTW congrats 1neeto. Keep up the good work. Just got some stripe myself
     
  14. nooper Orange Belt

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    Congrats! its quite the accomplishment. just ignore that twerp.
     
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  15. jcandoitbig Green Belt

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    congrats! i've been at it for about 8 months now and still don't have a stripe lol. my instructor promotes people soooo slowly....but i'd rather be a bad ass white than a shitty blue haha
     
  16. Lemniscate White Belt

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    I got my first stripe the other week. I was stoked too. Progress.
     
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    Congrat TS. It is now your responsibility to correct the technical errors of all your training partners. j/k haha but congrats
     
  18. liuk3 Blue Belt

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    ^^^This.

    Congratulations!
     
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    This thread is useless without pics.






    J/k. Maybe everyone that gets a stripe came just piggyback on this thread. That way everyone can still get an attaboy but we don't have to have a dozen new 'I got a stripe' threads each week.

    Otherwise, take your stripe and BJJ memes over to Reddit. They'll up vote your first stripe thread.
     
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    lol yes!
     

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