I got my Purple Belt yesterday!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LaBrian, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Still on Cloud 9. I was totally surprised, not expecting it at all, only had my blue for 13 months and did not think I was ready, but who am I to question my professors' judgement?

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    Emily gave me the best compliment before calling me up "This guy works really hard, trains all the time and he's a great father" The best part, I was sitting with my kids and they were super excited and proud to see me get it. They train too, both are currently grey/white belts.


    Group Photo with 2 newly minted black belts, our firsts!
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  2. robby241

    robby241 Blue Belt

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    damn good feeling isnt it?

    congratulations dude
     
  3. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    thanks!

    feels good man, feels good
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  4. RTD1

    RTD1 Blue Belt

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    I thought IBJJF minimum was 2 years at blue?

    Anyway, congrats.
     
  5. lhx58

    lhx58 Purple Belt

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    Oss!
     
  6. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Who cares what those assholes say? I trust the opinion of the 2 professors I see 5 days a week over them anyday.
     
  7. BJ@LW&WW

    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    congrats man. 13 months is definitely fast for purp; you must be quite a beast
     
  8. vcmmafan

    vcmmafan Brown Belt

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    Is she the lady who collaborates with Kesting? Cool
     
  9. calvus

    calvus Getting Crunk

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    Congrats!!
     
  10. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Thanks! I'm so humbled and honored. I definitely would have made me wait at least another year, but it's not up to me and that's what they thought I needed, a big fucking target on my back lol.

    Lmao, yes that is my professor Emily, she's awesome. The atmosphere that her and Art, our other professor have created on the mats is really special. Everyone trains hard and is really technical, with zero dickheads.

    Thank you!
     
  11. oyaji poi

    oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    Nice. Your school looks great by the way, I checked out the website. Must be nice to train in an atmosphere like that.
     
  12. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Thanks. It really is. I couldn't imagine training anywhere else.
     
  13. Diode

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    13 months is insane. very well deserved. congrats.
     
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  14. AllKnowing

    AllKnowing Knowledge is love and light and vision

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    Congrats on the promotion. Keep training!
     
  15. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Thank you! You will just keep training.

    I plan on it. Rest today back at it tomorrow!
     
  16. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    I got my purple in equally quick turn around, blue isn't a hard belt to make it through.

    Congrats homie
     
  17. Sexy Pants

    Sexy Pants Blue Belt

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    Nice beard and welcome to the advanced level!
     
  18. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Thanks! I agree. Once I got over myself after the first month it was easy.

    Thank you! The beard gives me +50 berimbolos and +25 leg drags.
     
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    Groundfighting Orange Belt

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    Congrats man! Big fan of Emily her instructional videos!
     
  20. deathgrind

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    awesome man congrats. I'll be cheesin just as hard when I get mine haha :D
     

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