Got my first stripe today

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Rkcrawl, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Rkcrawl

    Rkcrawl White Belt

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    I am training in BJJ under Helio Soneca in Knoxville, TN now for about a month.
    At the end of class today, I received my first stripe which was total surprise.

    I also ended up on the receiving end of my first really hard keylock today and tweaked my left shoulder. We'll see how much tonight when I go to karate tonight and hit the bags. Don't think its too bad.
     
  2. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    whats a tip?
     
  3. butzloffrost

    butzloffrost Guest

    what is the TIP that u promised us!!!??
     
  4. GracieStudent

    GracieStudent Orange Belt

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    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    I think he means his first stripe. ?
    If so congrats?
     
  6. Rkcrawl

    Rkcrawl White Belt

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    Ya sorry, stripe. I'm used to calling the tip from karate...
     
  7. deadlift ryan

    deadlift ryan Yellow Belt

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    christ im still on one stripe after 6 months
     
  8. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    Stripes are very objective in my opinion. I got 2 stripes in like 3 months. I'm now at 7 months still with 2 stripes. I think solid thins like blue or purple is a lot more definitive considering skill level.
     
  9. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    congrats, you now know your ass from your elbow...kinda









    lol, sorry for being an asshole, i don't know whats gotten into me these days.
     
  10. Rkcrawl

    Rkcrawl White Belt

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    Thanks, but I think you summed it up well :D I seriously didn't expect anything at this point and as some else said, it is subjective.
     
  11. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    both of us sport a blue and neither of us know our ass from our elbows yet.
     
  12. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Don't be under the impression that a blue means you know anything either =D I have one and don't ...
     
  13. vitor3000

    vitor3000 Blue Belt

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    Ive been training for three months and still have no stripes. Its because the orders for the belts havent came in yet. lol
     
  14. Dean Hamilton

    Dean Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Congrats on the stripe man! Keep up the good work.
    BTW I train at KBJJ on Broadway... 4 stripe white and testing for blue on Feb 25 with Pedro Sauer.
     
  15. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Congrats.

    One thing I learned is that stripes just mean you've already learned a certain number of moves. I have been training on and off for a year and yet still have no stripes, but I've been able to tap guys who have stripes
     

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