Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Giovanni, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    hello my friends.

    so i finally got my blue belt last night. a few thoughts....

    it's nice to be recognized by the coach. even though i realize that it means nothing outside of the dojo. ironically, all of the black, purple and brown belts spent the rest of class kicking my ass to "break it in". lol

    i'm really excited mostly because now i get to step up and compete against tougher guys in ibjjf's.

    training consistently and getting my body in shape really helped me step up my game. now i just have to figure out how to get better from here. i honestly don't know how, yet, but i'll just keep trying to stay in shape, do more movement drills and learn techniques and when to apply them for now.

    thanks to all you guys for suggestions on this forum! looking forward to more information sharing!

  2. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Hey congrats mate!
  3. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Congrats! Well done.


  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Bad-ass man! Well done :D

    How did the Instructor award the belt to you? Casually throw it at you or tie it round you in front of the class?
  5. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    Hell yeah!
  6. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Blue-Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - one of the rarities; a MA belt that still signifies accomplishment and prestige :hat:
  7. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    first he took the white off me. then he lined up the class in two parallel lines, the gauntlet. i was instructed to go one end, take off my gi top and rash guard and walk through to the end and back between the lines, while the team whipped my back with their belts as i walked through. it was fine. even though some guys hit hard, after the first couple, my back went numb anyway. then afterwards after i put my stuff on, he tied the new belt around me, we bowed, shook hands and he gave me a nice little hug. he's a great guy. my wife and i are friends him and his wife. it was great to be recognized in front of everyone.
  8. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Well done G!
  9. XOtago

    XOtago New Member

    Well Done mate! (That's my goal for next year:))

  10. mattt

    mattt Valued Member

    Saucy. I'd be expecting dinner and a movie for that! Congrats brother.
  11. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

  12. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    thanks for the wishes guys.

    honestly though, i have no idea how to improve from here.
  13. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Roll with the purple belts.
  14. B3astfrmthe3ast

    B3astfrmthe3ast Warning:Extreme power!!

    GOOD stuff man, i know it feels good
  15. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

  16. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    Good job, congrats.
  17. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    Congratulations Giovanni.
  18. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Congratulations! :)
  19. peterc8455

    peterc8455 Valued Member

  20. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award


    Now the hard work begins!

    For me bluebelt was about learning different approaches, and rounding out my game.

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