Would like to congratulate my good friend doug for being awarded his blackbelt from Prof De La Riva in Rio.

Those of you that don't know Doug he is a small imp like beast, who has one of the most horriffic top games to play against despite being a slim midget.

No one at the Grip has been able to get near him for years (apart from Marcus but he is Brazilian and been a BB for years).

Since we never had a blackbelt to teach us we were all learning as we went along and he took the time to help many of us develop our games (me, Gazz, McVeigh etc).