Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sea of Purple!! Fabio Novaes Belt Promotion!

Belt graduation at Fabio's last night = Awesomeness.

Both Yeti and Barf, two of my favorite training partners, both were promoted to purple belt. They both have been dedicated and have worked hard and are great examples of both technique and sportsmanship on the mat.

Since I first started training at Fabio's, they have both played a big role in helping me grow. And I know it's not just me. They take a time to help the people they roll with and aren't selfish about their grappling. What I mean by that is that they don't just go for the tap. They could. But they grapple differently with each person, going just above their level to push them.

The only bad thing is that Fabio's is becoming a very dangerous place for lowly blue belts! After last night's we had Fabio, two brown belts, eight purple belts (plus a few more who weren't able to come) and a whole bunch of blues striped up like tigers. Not to mention all the excellent white belts who are coming up like crazy. Yeah... the mat is a tricky place now!

Fortunately, though, the atmosphere hasn't changed. If anything, Fabio's BJJ family has gotten closer. I'm just glad I can be a part of it.

Some pictures from last night:


Jiujitsunista said...

SO sad I missed this!