Posts tagged "Black Belt"

Up’s, down’s and lessons learned at the IBJJF Las Vegas Open

This past weekend, while around the area teaching seminars, I competed in the Las Vegas Summer Open in the black belt featherweight and absolute categories. I decided to compete for a couple of reasons, one being that I always want to gain more experience so the more I compete the better. Secondly, I wanted to compete to keep up the momentum after winning double gold at the New York Open...

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A Reflection of Six Crazy Months

[caption id="attachment_10" align="aligncenter" width="960"] After receiving my black belt from Marcelo Garcia. Photo: John "Ric" Ricard[/caption] Through my first 10+ years of training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I always wondered what the moment would be like when I would receive my black belt. I pictured all types of scenarios and all the different reactions I could possibly have when the moment finally arrived. I tried to imagine what I would say when...

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