I got my Black Belt

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Calfc82, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Calfc82

    Calfc82 Purple Belt

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    Got it last monday from Mike Ortiz, a Rickson Black Belt. I started training in 1998, then I was off for a few years here and there. I have trained pretty consistent since 2002 with a few layoffs for work,injuries etc lasting for weeks or up to several months at a time.

    This was the best and most proud moment of my life. I love Jiujitsu.

    Im computer illiterate so I cant post pics. I will figure it out if anyone is interested.

    Keep trainin!
     
  2. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    That's awesome bro. 12 years of training culminating must feel great.

    Congratulations.
     
  3. Simco

    Simco Green Belt

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    A <10 year black belt is really impressive.
     
  4. davejitsu

    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    I got mine 7 months ago and Im still glowing....Huge Congrats bro!
     
  5. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    wow a blackbelt thread. you don't see those on sherdog often. congrats
     
  6. KahleyTriangles

    KahleyTriangles Blue Belt

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    I seriously would wear mine around ALL the time, even at home, but that's years and years and years from now.

    CONGRATS ON YOUR BLACKBELT!!!! That's really inspiring!!
     
  7. Very nice.

    What would you say you had to invest financially to obtain that?
     
  8. cenix

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    sincerest congratulations! awesome!
     
  9. Solidus Snake

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    Man congrats, that's simply great!
     
  10. Neuro

    Neuro Purple Belt

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    Congratulations man. As someone above noted, this is really a rare thread on Sherdog. Congrats again.
     
  11. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Awesome!!! Hope you hang around here and give advice to those of us climbing that BIG A$$ ladder.
     
  12. mrpopenfresh

    mrpopenfresh Red Belt

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    Dude, what the fuck. I'm pretty sure it's written in the rules somewhere that you can only post this type of thread if you get a blue belt.
     
  13. Calfc82

    Calfc82 Purple Belt

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    Im always around here. The people on sherdog are always good to count on when I need a good laugh, and the grappling forum has good info/threads most of the time.

    Thank you everyone....the first black belt I ever saw awarded was to Eddie Bravo from Jean Jacques when he returned from Brazil after tapping Royler. I didnt tap a Gracie family member, but who the hell else has? HAHA

    To the guy who asked how much financially I invested....WOW. Now you have me thinking and I dont even want to know. A LOT over the years. Probably a down payment on a house's worth.
     
  14. Calfc82

    Calfc82 Purple Belt

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    Noted. Please let us all know when you get yours :)
     
  15. Gorack

    Gorack Purple Belt

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    Congratulations! Hopefully I'll be able to make one of these threads one day.
     
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    navita Orange Belt

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    That's awesome man. You've accomplished something that very few people will. Congrats!
     
  18. MassMindControl

    MassMindControl Silver Belt

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    Congrats, that's something to be proud of.
     
  19. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    that's a huge step bro! Congrats :D
     
  20. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Congrats. Totally epic.
     

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