I received my blue belt from Rodrigo Gracie!

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  1. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    Yes I know another shameless blue belt thread. :icon_chee
    I started training in Jan. 2010 and I made a goal that I would received my blue belt before 2010 was over. I am very proud to say that in only 10 months of training 4-6 days a week I achieved my goal!

    Keep training!
    Bruce
     
  2. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    Awesome dude! stay with it!
     
  3. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    Congrats!
     
  4. Butler

    Butler Orange Belt

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    Gratz!

    kinda background you got? and how did you do in competition?

    i'm not saying because i think it's too quick or anything, it just helps me put my own training into perspective!
     
  5. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    I have been playing sports and weight lifting (on and off) for 6 years or so. As far MAs go It has just been BJJ (4-6 days a week), Judo(0-2 days), and Kickboxing(0-3 days). I started all of my MAs in Jan. 2010. I Competed in the Colorado open a few months back and only won 1 match (by arm triangle) :redface:.
     
  6. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    I did not realize you were from Colorado.

    Me too. Good to see another BJJ'er from CO doing well. Where do you train?
     
  7. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    Awesome man! I train at Infinite Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Loveland. You train at Zingano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Broomfield right?
     
  8. HardEight

    HardEight Blue Belt

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    Congrats, keep at it.
     
  9. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Congratulations! Getting a rank under Rodrigo is definitely an accomplishment. My current instructor (and former instructor) both trained under Rodrigo up through purple, when Rodrigo left New York. They have said that he's a beast on the mats, and if their proficiency in the fundamentals is any indication, you're in great hands. Keep at it.
     
  10. Bathwater

    Bathwater Let me clean you with my love

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    Good job. Under a year is pretty good mang. Took me like 2 and a half. Sadface.
     
  11. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    Thank you very much. Rodrigo is for sure a beast on the mats!
     
  12. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    congrats! wear that belt with pride :D
     
  13. tim18t

    tim18t Blue Belt

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    My academy had 3 year white belts that come 3 times a week...Takes awhile to get promoted, haha.
     
  14. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    I know Infinite well. Good school.

    I train at Zingano BJJ in Brighton, CO mostly and a day a week at Broomfield.

    Again, congrats on the belt. Keep training hard. Quite an honor to receive a belt from Rodrigo.
     
  15. rebelfolk

    rebelfolk Blue Belt

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    Just want to echo SuperSuperRambo, Rodrigo is the man. I have trained with him on several occasions, and I can honestly say that every time I have the honor, he shows me something that I add to my "A" game. His advanced stuff is very solid and High Percentage, which is very cool as you grow in BJJ.

    You should wear your rank proud and soak up as much as you can from him. Congrats!
     
  16. legendsneverdie

    legendsneverdie Green Belt

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    Training at Jeff I sandbag all my guys Curran by chance?
     
  17. legendsneverdie

    legendsneverdie Green Belt

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    Congrats dude, that's awesome work ethic and keep it up.
     
  18. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Great job man, keep up the dedication, don't slow down.
     
  19. BruceOnJuice

    BruceOnJuice Blue Belt

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    Thank you everyone for the kind words!
     
  20. Janderson Jilva

    Janderson Jilva Green Belt

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    thats cool man.

    Even more of an honor coming from a Gracie.

    I'm really thinking about joining the BJJ academy in my county.
     

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