Royce Gracie & Valente Brothers Winter Belt Ceremony 2016

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SBJ, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. SBJ

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  2. Jacara

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    What is a Helio Gracie navy belt?
     
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    The Polish Pounder Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    Helio originally only had 3 belt ranks. Whites for students, instructors wore light blue and head instructors wore dark navy belts. Towards the end of his life, Helio went back to wearing a navy belt because he liked the color more. Valente Bros. and Royce have started using Navy belts for black belt ranks I believe.
     
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    They use navy blue bars on the black belts.
     
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    That is a lot of new black belts. Almost more than we have in our entire state (WI)
     
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    kpoz12 The No Life King Platinum Member

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    Pedro should give Rodolfo Veiera an honourary black belt for being able to learn Jiu Jitsu without learning from a Gracie.
     
  7. Jacara

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    Huh. I'm familiar with the history of the limited belts in the early days. I also knew that Helio started wearing a blue later on but I remember, and internet pictures verify, that it was a regular blue belt. This navy belt thing just seems kind of silly.
    Regardless that's not what the thread is about. Congrats to all the new black belts.
     
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    You should move :)
     
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    As an adendum to what I said, Royce has been wearing a Navy colored belt for a few years, but started giving out black belts with navy bars in the last year or two. My instructor and one of our affiliate school instructors have them.
     
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    I gonna buy one belt with pink tab for the fight against breast cancer.
     

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