Got my first stripe today.

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

  1. 1neeto

    1neeto Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    732
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Mililani, HI
    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

    Intermec Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tilburg, Holland
    Congrats!
     
  3. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    9,627
    Likes Received:
    3,988
    Location:
    Not apologizing
    Good shit man, keep plugging away. It's not a marathon...it's a lifetime.
     
  4. Irenaeus

    Irenaeus Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    6,895
    Likes Received:
    769
    Location:
    This frightful and this angry land
    Awww! Congratulations!
     
  5. 1neeto

    1neeto Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    732
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Mililani, HI
    "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.
     
  6. ironwolf

    ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    10,406
    Likes Received:
    3,383
    Location:
    Shandong, China via the USA
    Good job dude.
     
  7. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,856
    Likes Received:
    1,030
    Location:
    Costa Mesa, CA
    You are planning to fight MMA soon?
     
  8. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    6,609
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Osoto Gari'ing your mom.
    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

    Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    17,665
    Likes Received:
    6,618
    Location:
    ¬___¬
    If he hit his first o soto in randori, you'd be showering him with praises.
     
  10. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    6,609
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Osoto Gari'ing your mom.
    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

    Marbig Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,870
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Sydney
    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

    sauron0379 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2014
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    sauron0379 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2014
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh and BTW congrats 1neeto. Keep up the good work. Just got some stripe myself
     
  14. nooper

    nooper Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats! its quite the accomplishment. just ignore that twerp.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
  15. jcandoitbig

    jcandoitbig Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    265
    Location:
    SD, CA
    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

    Lemniscate White Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Australia
    I got my first stripe the other week. I was stoked too. Progress.
     
  17. sb413197

    sb413197 Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    9,375
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Location:
    New York
    Congrat TS. It is now your responsibility to correct the technical errors of all your training partners. j/k haha but congrats
     
  18. liuk3

    liuk3 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    ^^^This.

    Congratulations!
     
  19. Tirofijo2001

    Tirofijo2001 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    79
    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.
     
  20. Da Beard

    Da Beard White Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Getting 70's Big
    lol yes!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.