Woke up feeling a little blue today...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by NateTx4112, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Shameless self promotion thread alert.
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    Had a belt promotion day at the gym and I received my blue belt from my instructor. My first step on my journey.

    Proud of the others who got their blues and purples and happy to train with a great group of guys.
     
  2. BJJayhawk10 Yellow Belt

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    Congrats!
     
  3. cooltoon999 Orange Belt

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    well played.

    I thought this was gonna be another "oh man im so depressed ive been doin bjj for 1 week and keep gettin smashed, oh yeah when do I get my next belt?" thread.
     
  4. Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Congrats! Are you a lifer, or did you accomplish all your jiu jitsu goals???

    There is a high % of people who disappear after their blue. Don't be one of them!

    Only 10 % of the people who train make it to blue, so it is a valid accomplishment!

    Congrats again!
     
  5. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Bill- I am pumped to get back on the mat Monday. This is just a small step in my journey. People like you motivate me to continue to learn and improve.

    And I am far far far away from accomplishing my goals. Still very much to strive for and so much to learn.
     
  6. DJ Biskitz Yellow Belt

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    Way to go
     
  7. Yeah Imma Boss White Belt

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    Haha, very nice, i thought i was about to read a sob story
     
  8. platfox Silver Belt

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    Blue belt = Associates Degree

    Purple = Bachelors

    Brown = Masters

    Black = PHD

    So yeah, you are about to enter one of the funnest phases of your growth. You have some good fundamentals under your belt (pun intended) but the learning curve is still so steep, you can still literally learn something new everyday!
     
  9. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Just in the last 2 months it seems some major things started to click like underhook(duh why did I neglect this at first, hook flips, open guard, and wrestling during scrambles.

    Just loving learning so far and ready to continue my growth.
     
  10. Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    congrats man that's a huge accomplishment. Continue learning and progressing :D
     
  11. Janilane Guest

    Congratulations dude, keep training for your purple! :)

    approximately how long did you train before being promoted, 2-3 yrs ?
     
  12. ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    your first step was getting on the mats, I'd call this your first big step or big milestone

    Congrats
     
  13. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Thanks, you are an inspiration to me as well as bill. Thanks gerbil.
    I trained 2-3 months 4 years ago and then 14 months with this gym. 4 days a week every week with a lot of blood sweat and tears put in.
     

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