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BJJ: My Win and My Purple Promotion!

BJJ: My Win and My Purple Promotion!

This weekend was a bit emotional for me. Two things I felt were out of my grasp came to me. I won a match at a tournament due to my own actions, and I was promoted to purple! MY TOURNAMENT I was at Naga this weekend in Virginia. I signed up for one category: older […]

BJJ: Reflections on 5 years in Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ: Reflections on 5 years in Jiu-Jitsu

This summer I hit my 5-year BJJ anniversary. Hitting five years into something is a lot different than a 1-year anniversary, in that there is more to reflect on. Things I am proud of: 1. My coach believes in me. He had enough faith in me that he let me start teaching beginners! How cool […]

BJJ: When are Belt Demotions Okay?

BJJ: When are Belt Demotions Okay?

At their heart, belt demotions signify that someone’s previous rank was believed too generous, and they are no longer recognized at that rank. Unfortunately, they can also have political motivation, and very often they are a trope in BJJ Soap Operas, as they generate lots of High Drama. BELT DEMOTIONS BY INSTRUCTORS Standards Based “BJJ […]

BJJ articles worth reading: Maldonado & Schultz Acquitted – what happened

BJJ articles worth reading: Maldonado & Schultz Acquitted – what happened

Maldonado and Schultz Acquitted in New Year’s Eve Rape Case: What Happened Here? Warning: Rape triggers Thank you Reddit, for pointing me to this article. It is all about the Maldonado and Schultz case. Most of my information on this had been through Georgette, and this was another take on it, also rounding up info from […]