Jake Shields first purple belt

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  1. TheHighlander Green Belt

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    Wed night I became the first person to receive a purple belt from Jake Shields. I started training with Jake almost six years ago (think he was a blue belt at the time), and three years ago I received my blue belt from Cesar Gracie (Jake's instructor)(I was splitting time between both). For four or five years I attended every class he taught, plus regularly attending those of his other instructors.

    I hope to represent him well.
     
  2. Defy Unforgiven

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    Congrats!!
     
  3. Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    That is awesome! Congratulations!
     
  4. Sax MMA Guest

    Good for you man. great dedication
     
  5. Risin' Outlaw White Belt

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    Congratulations! Well done.
     
  6. Awesome news, congrats!
     
  7. ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    Cool man, congrats
     
  8. Big Eck On the mat

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    Congratulations on the promotion!!
     
  9. Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Awesome, man! Congrats! The Cesar line is known for taking their time. So that's an impressive achievement! Please post pix!!!
     
  10. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Well done! Congratulations to you. Must feel good.
     
  11. Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    The Highlander is a great jiu jitsu fighter and a class act. I'm glad to be on the same team with him.


    (Except for last week when we were rolling. He must of had beans for breakfast because he really let one rip. lol!!)
     
  12. Chris H Amateur Fighter

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    Congrats man!
     
  13. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    awesome that's a big achievement
     
  14. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Congrats!!! Massive dedication!
     
  15. Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Congratulations!
     
  16. SteveQ I'd rather be fishing

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    That's really great, i hope to be at that level someday - keep it up!
     
  17. Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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  18. TheHighlander Green Belt

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    That may have been the sound of my lungs being crushed by your gorrilla grip.
     
  19. -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    TheHighlander, understates his dedication.

    I have seen him on the freeway freezin[I would have been freezin] on his motorcycle in commuter traffic on the way to Cesar's.

    Without forums like this he would be an unsung hero, but now an example to us all.

    Proud of you Michael
     
  20. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    congrats, welcome to the purple club
     

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