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    Default Some people have no morals where moneys concerned!

    How easy they sell out there beliefs...



    This guy does not look under 16 hummmmm
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    Could be a very manly 14 year old. It is starting to pop up alot in the states to bridge the gap from white to blue but wots the point.

    To keep people motivated enough to pay their monthly fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r-v View Post
    ...but wots the point.
    So that the people who train properly can spot the pussies
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    Could be a joke maybe?

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    wonder if he will show up to any comps with that belt

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    This is becoming more and more common unfortunately and there's only one reason it's been introduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bishop View Post
    This is becoming more and more common unfortunately and there's only one reason it's been introduced.
    I assume you mean money but is that the case? If there is no cost involved in being promoted then it's not about money. It may be indirectly by being an attempt to retain more students... but surely all academies want to retain as many students as possible for as long as possible?

    I don't think extra belts matter or are necessarily wrong other than they are pandering to people who want promotions for the sake of it. This is the wrong attitude to training and I think indulging people in this way reflects poorly on the art. It could also be the start of a longer decline where we see more belts brought in, promotions for time/money reasons rather than ability and people who train just for promotions rather than to learn BJJ.

    Stuff like this would put me off training with Liborio and Saulo, even though they are absolute legends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    I assume you mean money but is that the case? If there is no cost involved in being promoted then it's not about money. It may be indirectly by being an attempt to retain more students... but surely all academies want to retain as many students as possible for as long as possible?

    I don't think extra belts matter or are necessarily wrong other than they are pandering to people who want promotions for the sake of it. This is the wrong attitude to training and I think indulging people in this way reflects poorly on the art. It could also be the start of a longer decline where we see more belts brought in, promotions for time/money reasons rather than ability and people who train just for promotions rather than to learn BJJ.

    Stuff like this would put me off training with Liborio and Saulo, even though they are absolute legends.
    I think it's a creative way to retain those students who start with enthusiasm but then drop off on the journey to blue belt. In some ways I can see that as a good thing but one of the things I love most about BJJ is the grading system. If you're in it for the belts then your motivation is just wrong. I completely agree with you that it's chipping away at the integrity of the art and should be resisted. I'd similarly be put off if this is what Saulo is doing

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    The question is, what would you rather be; a green belt or a midnight blue belt? lol
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