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Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

December 14, 2007 was a really big day for me, as I was awarded the brown belt by my brazilian jiu-jitsu teacher, Edson Jorge (of Gracie-Barra). There’s only five belts in BJJ — white, blue, purple, brown and black — so I’m only one step away from the BIG ONE. By no means do I feel like a brown belt (especially since I seem to sometimes still forget some of the very basics), so it’s going to take some getting used to I guess! In theory the brown belt represents the bridge between purple and black, where the student needs to focus on leading and teaching, so those’ll be my objectives this coming year.

On the same day I got mine, my long-time training buddy Mike Rios also got his brown belt. So all in all, it was a very special day!

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  1. Carlos Carlos

    Woohoo! Congratulations on the achievement, Señor Marrón! 🙂

  2. Diego Diego

    Congratulations! Matt

  3. teddy teddy

    That is awesome! Congratulations on the promotion!!

  4. Mike Rohde Mike Rohde

    Congratulations Matt!
    Now you need to get a brown belt in Rex-Kwan-Do! 🙂

  5. Administrator Administrator

    Thanks everybody! 🙂

  6. Caleb Caleb

    Parabens & enhorabuena Matt! That is awesome news buddy. I know what you mean about feeling sideswiped by getting your brown. I was in shock for the rest of the night! All the best from San Diego, Caleb

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