I was promoted yesterday!!!

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  1. Ybot

    Ybot Blue Belt

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    10 years ago the only places to train in my whole home town were run by blue belts. My first day I got my *** handed to me by a much smaller blue belt instructor. I thought at the time he was amazing. I could barely imagine at the time what a purple belt was like, let alone a brown. And black belts??? They seemed nearly god like to me!

    So, today after we finished training and we lined up, Cassio retrieved a white plastic bag and brought it out. He proceeded to promote two of my team mates to blue, and one to purple. Then he called me up! It was the weirdest feeling in the world... I was shaking. I had every intention of getting my black belt one day, but it still seems crazy! I had reason to believe that my time was coming, yet it was still a shock!

    Today I received my black belt from Cassio Werneck!!! I couldn't be more proud! Thanks to all my friends, family, and training partners! I wouldn't have made it without you!

    Nova Faixa Preta!!!!
     
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  2. Bill Mattocks

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    Wow! Congratulations, Ybot! That's really awesome.
     
  4. Ybot

    Ybot Blue Belt

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    LOL It's funny, I posted on another forum first, and just copied and pasted over from there. The funny thing is that on that forum any time the word "god" is posted, it is automatically replaced by "Rickson Gracie"! So, I have now fixed my original post to the way it was originally written.

    I have also been answering questions people from other forums have been asking, and I thought you might be interested, so I will copy and past some of those over as well.

     
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    Holy *****....Congratulations!!!!!! That is simply awesome!
     
  6. Sukerkin

    Sukerkin Have the courage to speak softly

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    I might not know a great deal about BJJ other than it's athleticism but I am well aware of the importance of that step from the ranks of the 'beginners' and into the space where students know enough to ask the right questions and realise just how far they have to go.

    Welcome to the journey :rei:
     
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    Many congratulations! :asian:
     
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    Congratulations.

    I still have many years to go but I will keep training!
     
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