I understand. I made the transition to Judo/BJJ some time ago along wtih FMA. In terms of the white belt mentalit, I guess if we foster the feeling of being a student first, we always will get better and better.
If you ever find yourself in the Alabama area or anywhere in the Southeast man hit me up. I'd love to grapple some and hang out after being choked out. Just be gentle, I'm fragile :) joking. Take care brother.
Thank you. You are right it did take a lot of hard work and I am still coming to terms with the responibility of being a Gracie Barra BB. I've heard other BBs say that once they got theirs they felt like a white belt again. I now understand that feeling.
I saw you got a black belt in BJJ. I just wanted to say congrats to you. I know it took a lot of hard work. Good luck and I hope you don't mind a nobody saying congrats.