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Congrats GrahamB

Postby middleway on Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am

Congratulations GrahamB on being awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu!
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Postby BruceP on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:36 pm

Nice!
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Postby Steve James on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:54 pm

That's Professor Barlow now :)!
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Postby Dmitri on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:01 pm

Congrats man. Moving crazy fast, a black belt in what, 8 years or something? :o
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Re: Congrats GrahamB

Postby GrahamB on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:25 pm

Aw thanks guys!

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https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... lnZ0phY1J3

7.5 years Dmitri. Still feels a bit unreal at the moment. Got to let it settle in :)
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Postby Bao on Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Congrats 8-)

Heard that a black belt is quite an achievement BJJ. Impressing.
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Postby I-mon on Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:19 pm

For realz?! Fuck man well done! Amazing what can be achieved with a bit of consistent practice ey?
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Postby grzegorz on Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 am

That's awesome G!
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Postby Giles on Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:30 am

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Postby Finny on Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm

Fantastic - great work G!
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Re: Congrats GrahamB

Postby grzegorz on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:36 pm

I hope RSF played some small role on your journey to black belt.
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Postby fuga on Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:19 pm

No gauntlet? :(
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Re: Congrats GrahamB

Postby GrahamB on Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:47 pm

I hope RSF played some small role on your journey to black belt.


It did Greg, - talking to you and Pete on that thread and discussing jiujitsu ideas was all part of the mix that kept me going at white belt.

No gauntlet? :(


No - we don't do that.

I've spent the week rolling with two 4th degree black belts and getting smashed repeatedly though - so that was a kind of a gauntlet :)
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Re: Congrats GrahamB

Postby wiesiek on Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:12 am

GrahamB wrote:
I hope RSF played some small role on your journey to black belt.


It did Greg, - talking to you and Pete on that thread and discussing jiujitsu ideas was all part of the mix that kept me going at white belt.

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Postby grzegorz on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:17 am

Good to hear!

I know I got a lot out of RSF too when I was rolling a lot.

Interesting how there is always something new or different in BJJ as it grows and evolves. Of course some of those "new things" are probably just old things which someone finally figured out how to teach. LOL!
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