Ian McPherson black belt and Jordon Schultz brown belt

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  1. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    Taking a break from heavy trolling and shit talking and name calling for the moment.

    Congratulations to these two, this is so well deserved. These are two guys I will literally push people out of the way to watch at Mundial and Pan Ams. The first time I saw Jordon compete was at the first Abu Dhabi World Pro where he was a purple belt that earned his way into the brown/black division and basically face fucked his first opponent with flying triangles and then finished with a pretty epic flying triangle to arm bar. He works hard, is super humble and his results speak for themselves in Pans and Worlds this year.

    I've only met Ian in passing when he was talking to my coach but from what I have gathered he is not only the most polite gentleman in the world, but he also has the same haircut as He Man. He has torn up the competition scene for years. The bes time to watch Ian fight is when he is down on points, because he never quits and puts EVERYTHING into coming out on top.

    Speaking personally, guys like these (and these two in particular) are HUGE inspirations to me. They show what happens when you just work really, really hard and dedicate yourself to improvement and training. No corny ass self promotion or stupid blogs or need to plaster their names everywhere. It's seriously awesome and I hope I accomplish half of what they have. I can't wait to see what they do at their new respective belts.



     
  2. sanuces

    sanuces Orange Belt

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    congrats to ian and jordon. i know firsthand that these dudes kick major ass.
     
  3. AnOddParadigm

    AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    Jordon Schultz's comeback armbar at the Purple belt final at the worlds against Ronis Gracie was inspirational.
     
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  4. Solidus Snake

    Solidus Snake Purple Belt

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    I remember watching Ian Mcpherson at the last mundial, thanks to the streaming... he did really well. Plus, he's easy recognizable with his haircut :).

    Schultz's victory against Ronis Gracie was great.

    Big props to both of them.
     
  5. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    THANK GOD! ABOUT DAMN TIME!

    I've known Ian since we were both blue belts. He's a weight class under me but sometimes he moves up to take my medals!?!

    Super nice guy, one of the best ambassadors to the sport you could ask for. If you guys get the chance to meet Ian I highly recommend it.

    Here is a video of Ian beating me at the Bud Cup earlier this year...he's a beast and fought me on about 2 minutes notice

     
  6. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Awesome! Couldn't happen to more well deserving guys.

    Did Alec Baulding get his brown too? That guy is a monster!
     
  7. Stanger

    Stanger Orange Belt

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    I get to train with these guys everyday and both are not only great jiu jitsu artists, but great people. I can't even say enough how lucky I feel to train with both of them. Very deserving promotions.


    He got his brown not long after Mundials.
     
  8. KyleS

    KyleS White Belt

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    about damn time Jordon was promoted to brown!
     
  9. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    Alec is another must watch fighter for sure.
     
  10. hustles

    hustles Green Belt

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    He is the middleweightish guy that submitted that giant beast in the purple absolute at the mundials right? I think he ended up with second? If so that was probably the most exciting moment outside of the blackbelt finals that I saw live that weekend.
     
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    LegLockUnicorn White Belt

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    Yeah. That was an amazing moment.

    Alec is a mutant. With amazing BJJ.
     
  12. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    Yeah. And it is worth mentioning that the "giant beast" is Willie Leonard from Team Lloyd Irvin, who has had a lot of success at IBJJF tournaments in his own right. In fact, I think that was his first or second at purple belt and I believe he won his division and took third in the open weight. He's not just big, he's good too.
     
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    revad3 Blue Belt

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    what move did ian used to submit the other brownbelt guy?? first time i saw such submission
     
  14. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Ian and Jordan are awesome.

    Hopefully Ary Farias got his black belt too.
     
  15. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    It's a shoulder lock.
     
  16. fourfif**

    fourfif** Banned Banned

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    that backtake in the first vid was sick! I had to replay it a few times to figure out how it wasn't countered and it was because he was pulling the guys right sleeve across with his right hand.
     
  17. MUFC

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    It's in Cobrinha's DVD. Of course, he doesn't need the DVD because he's got the man himself to show him.
     
  18. hustles

    hustles Green Belt

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    Yah it was a really exciting match, definitely wasn't trying implicate the big guy wasn't good.... his hugeness just stood out more than anything in that match :)
     
  19. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    Well deserved is an understatment. big congratz to both!
     
  20. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Willie won his division but didn't place in the absolute. I think the match with alec was the quarterfinals. Which, don't get me wrong is still damn impressive considering he hasn't been training that long and I do think that was his first purple belt competition.
     
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