MMA w00t! Just got my blue belt!

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  1. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    I'm all excited!

    I train once a week in memphis with this school ( www.memphisbjj.com ) and then 2 times a week in Oxford I help teach the Ole Miss BJJ club. The 2 other assistant instructors also got their blue belts too. It really ads some legitamcy to the club having more than just white belts teaching it.(we do no gi mostly though).

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    This belt is from Brazilian Top Team and specifically under Adriano "Nasal" Pereira

    http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=9346

    Unfortunatly Nasal is stuck in Brazil because of visa problems and wasn't there to present them him selves. Training under him is phenomanal, his BJJ is off the hook.
     
  2. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    congrats!
     
  3. bradnc

    bradnc New Member

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    Congrats, how long have you been training?
     
  4. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    3 years on and off. But only recently in a gi(like..2 months?).
     
  5. AK-47

    AK-47 Banned

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    awesome, congrats!
     
  6. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    haha wow.. a blue belt in 2 months of gi training. thats awesome man.. you mustve deserved it from the moment you stepped in the door.
     
  7. Hitman23

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    Since we are from the same area I assume you have been to the Fight Clinic. I was thinking about checking it out. Any opinions for or against?
     
  8. Placebo

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    Good job
     
  9. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    I've been doing no gi for about 3 years. 2 months of dedicated gi training lets you learn how to transition your game. I had a hell of a time with the gi chokes though, I just don't think to try them.
     
  10. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    The fight clinic is ran by a guy named John David Shackelford. Hes a great fighter/instructor. He is an affiliate school of the main Memphis school. He was there last night, got a few stripes on his purple belt. He and the guy that runs the Tupelo affiliate school are leaving for Floridia tomorrow to audition for TUF 155 class.
     
  11. DOHChi

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    congratulations!! i just want a belt :wtc:. we train just no gi, but i would be white belt anyways.
     
  12. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    grats man :bigthumb:
     
  13. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    yeah I feel like it'll never come sometimes, but then I forget about it and just roll. still it's dissapointing to get passed by
     
  14. Civil Disobedient

    Civil Disobedient "Die Biting The Throat" OT Supporter

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    Congratulations. Thats awesome.
     
  15. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    congrats :love:


    pics of you wearing only the belt?
     
  16. joechunkybutt2

    joechunkybutt2 New Member

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    Congrats. I didn't know Paul Wall was a brown belt. But seriously crongats on the belt
     
  17. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    belts are only good for holding your pants up.
     
  18. brolli

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    if they are from a martial art where you "show up" and get them then yes. Belts in bjj actually mean something you know...

    notice how almost everybody in the pictures are in good shape/athletic and are sweating profusely.
     
  19. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    lol not this guy again
     
  20. Placebo

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    I was really hoping that he got banned or fell off the face of the earth.
     
  21. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    You could argue that belts mean something sure. Im just messing with the guy..You all shouldnt get so offended. Understand though that ultimately what you know youre capable of > a colorful belt.

    Smart thing about belts if anything is just to use them as training ranks to keep things balanced. Just dont let a belt be your motivation for moving foward.
     
  22. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    well duh. like any education, it's not a hard science. however, if you have a JD, you're likely to know the law better than any given person without one. it's a means of standardizing, measuring, and rewarding people that train
     
  23. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    Its the reward thing I was saying that can be the problem. Yeehaw
     
  24. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    heaven forbid there be a system to recognize accomplishments :hsugh:
     
  25. Sammo

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    I think all NCAA champ level wrestlers should compete against rookies, because rank means nothing...right, MasterArcane?
     

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