I find it funny because I brought Guilherme Maia (guy awarding the belt ) to the UK and he was dead set against this sort of thing I pmed the guy on face book who got the bet and he was also charged $40 for the grading on belts and stripes day....... just goes to show how people change..
Last edited by rjd; 04-02-2010 at 02:50 PM.
"He who goes to bed with itchy bum, wake up with stinky finger."
green belt. Ah...that's so sweet!
Not today Timmy! You don't get a blue belt just yet. But how about this nice green one hey? There you go. Now go play.
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no one really knows why they are getting stripes these days!! time served? skill? amount of money pumped into the club? who knows!!
................not that im saying certain BJJ clubs are money orientated in any way what so ever!! , would never ever say that!!
In my kids' karate class there are about 5 belts before yellow and the whole grading system is geared towards making money. At the end of the day if people are doing this for a living and face a choice of more money and compromising their beliefs or taking the moral high ground and staying skint most would compromise their beliefs for more money.