Special day today. I am getting my 3rd degree

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Special day today. I am getting my 3rd degree

Post by revspipes » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:35 am

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belts are very hard to come by. I spent 5+ years at blue and brown belts. The blue belt one was really tough as I was tapping black belts half that time. But it get even slower as a black belt. If you stay active you get a degree every three years. So for me I have been a black belt for over nine years. After three degrees it’s then five years each for the next two then seven years and then 10 years. I am not going to see those. Even now I really just teach children. My body is just too broken for more. Maybe I get a fourth, big chance I don’t make it to fifth and that will be all. But this third degree I am actually quite proud of. 24 years of learning and teaching, competing in gi, no gi and mma. It’s been a wild ride.

Just thought I would share.

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Post by FredS » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:43 am

congratulations
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Post by Goose55 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:59 am

Congrats !!
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Post by sweetandsour » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:15 am

Congrats!
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Post by coco » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:19 am

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Post by Del » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:25 am

I am quite impressed that a guy's body can take this much!

An astounding achievement of perseverance and toughness.

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Post by durangopipe » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:03 pm

Quite a journey, Rev.
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Post by JMG » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:25 pm

FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:43 am
congratulations
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Post by wosbald » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:49 pm

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Post by lordhavemercy » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:01 pm

Impressive commitment! Congrats

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Post by JimVH » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:32 pm

Congratulations, Rev.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:31 pm

So mote it be.
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Post by GaryInVA » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:09 pm

Congrats Rev!
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Post by gravel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:30 pm

Congrats Rev!

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Post by tuttle » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:12 am

Congrats to Rev!

Boo to the rest of you for getting this far into the thread without a 'give him the 3rd degree' joke.
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Post by revspipes » Sat May 01, 2021 5:57 pm

Thank you everyone

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Post by Roadmaster » Sat May 01, 2021 10:56 pm

Well done, when you said you got your 3rd degree I thought you were now a Master Mason.

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