Pablo Ortega - BJJ Black Belt?

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  1. Furious Poo

    Furious Poo Yellow Belt

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    I heard today that Pablo Ortega, owner of the gym formerly known as Barra Countryside, Countryside Stars, and currently known as Countryside BJJ, was awarded his black belt in BJJ. Can anybody on here confirm? Does anyone train with him?

    FYI, this is Countryside, Illinois.
     
  2. xMTDx

    xMTDx A grappling dad

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    some quick google-fu reveals he is under Carlos Lemos, pretty legit dude. Why not ask him?
     
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    xMTDx A grappling dad

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    but there is a pic from 2010 in there with Pablo as a Brown belt with three stripes standing with Lemos, so him being black belt now is not a stretch
     
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    I was just saying I don't think he got his bb from Lemos since they are no longer affiliated. Referring to your post telling th OP to ask Lemos. :)
     
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    xMTDx A grappling dad

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    Yeah for sure, prob didnt get it under Lemos if they had a split so I wonder who he did grade under.....google was mysteriously difficult just looking for Pablo
     
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    I never suggested he promoted himself but I will say it's likely that his promotion wasn't based on merit...
     
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    That's a cool subtle swipe at Gracie Barra. If he was a brown belt with 3 stripes 2 yrs ago, then it would t be far fetched to get a black bet 2 yrs later. The difference between a 3 stripe person and the next belt level is not really great.
     
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    A recent photo shows that he now has one stripe on his black belt as well
     
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    Have you ever rolled with him? Please tell us more
     
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    Have you ever rolled with him? Please tell us more
     
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