Theres one at AFS
He does say - " believed to be the only one in the country to possess that belt" Perhaps he means the actual belt that was given to her? f course shes the only one - its her belt! Hahahahahah!
It must be the only Royce Gracie one with a bit of artistic license on the part of the journalist. It would be interesting to know how many purples he has given in the UK. As I understand it he doesn't give them (purple belts) very easily.
Both Rachel and Kathy have concentrated more on No Gi in recent years otherwise they would both be higher graded than Purple.
Both are extremely talented Grapplers of the highest level.
UK resident but Spanish/Brazilian by parentage: Amora Rodriguez is a purple. Trains at RGA Vie.
If you need a friend, get a dog !
As already mentioned Amora, Esther, Jen, Kerry, Rosi, Anna, Kathy (got her's feb this year although has undoubtedly been purple level for alot longer), Caoimhe, Rachel (I heard a rumour that she was brown now????), Helen Currie (black)
Also Marcia (ECBJJ), Katie Rodd, Emmanuelle (although I think she has stopped training now), Helen Hauser (is she still in the country?), Ash who was at british open, I met another one several years ago but can't remember her name now, + I think there are probably a few more out there who just don't compete.
But congrats anyway, hopefully she will be up for competing with some of the others.
Last edited by Banana; 07-08-2009 at 08:14 PM.