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Had the most surreal experience at class today!!!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Ybot, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Ybot

    Ybot Purple Belt

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    10 years ago the only places to train in my whole home town were run by blue belts. My first day I got my ass handed to me by a much smaller blue belt instructor. I thought at the time he was amazing. I could barely imagine at the time what a purple belt was like, let alone a brown. And black belts??? They seemed nearly god like to me!

    So, today after we finished training and we lined up, Cassio retrieved a white plastic bag and brought it out. He proceeded to promote two of my team mates to blue, and one to purple. Then he called me up! It was the weirdest feeling in the world... I was shaking. I had every intention of getting my black belt one day, but it still seems crazy! I had reason to believe that my time was coming, yet it was still a shock!

    Today I received my black belt from Cassio Werneck!!! I couldn't be more proud! Thanks to all my friends, family, and training partners! I wouldn't have made it without you!

    Nova Faixa Preta!!!!
     
  2. OrcishFighter

    OrcishFighter Blue Belt

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    Wow congrats man ! I hope to make it one day too, I guess we all do. so big props for actually doing it.
     
  3. Zel

    Zel Green Belt

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    Congratulations.

    Crazy how things can change in 10 years
     
  4. crocoppertones

    crocoppertones Silver Belt

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    amazing! congrats
     
  5. Oak

    Oak 栄誉

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    Huge congratulations man! I guess your BJJ journey is just beginning now huh?
     
  6. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    Wow dude, congratulations. Enjoy your new belt.
     
  7. DeadAim713

    DeadAim713 Blue Belt

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    Wow, congrats!
     
  8. Ahimsa

    Ahimsa Green Belt

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    Huge milestone, my sincerest congratulations.
     
  9. An end for

    An end for Purple Belt

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    Sounds like you really wasn't expecting that, huh? Congratulations for the huge achievement! Meus parab
     
  10. noXtransitory**

    noXtransitory** Green Belt

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    Congrats man, 10 years of hard work finally paying off.
     
  11. bora y

    bora y Purple Belt

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    that's awesome brother, congratulations.
     
  12. CraneKicks

    CraneKicks Doublespeak

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    Party dude!
     
  13. Rilock4

    Rilock4 Orange Belt

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    Congrats man, I can't wait to be there one day!!
     
  14. codysweet02

    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Good job bro. Do you have any plans to teach or open your own academy somewhere?
     
  15. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    amazing achievement!!! parabens!!!
     
  16. LeonardoBjj

    LeonardoBjj Professional-Wrestler

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    Congrats man, good lucky in your new jorney.

    Parab
     
  17. djbrujoh

    djbrujoh Yellow Belt

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    congratulations on your new belt!
     
  18. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    Damn.
     
  19. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Awesome! Nice to see a change of pace from all the trolling.

    Big congrats man
     
  20. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Congratulations!

    Curious..."Are you a white belt that never quit?" I am interested in how you got to where you are.

    Injuries? Life getting in the way? Did you ever think about quitting?

    Like you, I was amazed at the talent level for blue belt when I was a white belt. Now it seems that the brown belt is the "new blue belt". Eventually, the black belt will be the only one that matters.

    Again, congrats. I know the dedication and sacrifice it took for that achievement!
     

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