Just listened to an audio interview with Rickson Gracie talking about ranking. I paraphrase but what he stated is: At black belt if you are only a tournament or competition black belt then you are an amateur BB. If you are an instructor in a school you should be a professional BB and he strongly recommends you to continue in self defense aspect of JJ and become a complete BB. As a tournament or competition only BB you are 25% of what is BJJ. The other 75% is about self-defense and is not the same as competition BJJ. I find this very interesting. Thoughts?