Self appointed BJJ Blackbelt?
Hi everyone. I am a boxer looking to learn BJJ. Has anyone here heard of Scott Lewis out of Chaos Bjj? Apparently he attended the Gracie Academy and went all the way to Brown Belt. At some point he left and decided he was Black Belt level and awarded himself one. He has a student here in California who provided me with this info. The student was a Purple Belt at the Gracie Academy and now is a Brown Belt under Scott Lewis.
I have attempted to reach Scott Lewis to confirm this but have been unsucessful. The student seems compitent to teach but tge whole thing sounds a little weird. Is the self promotion ever done in the bjj world and not frowned upon? I dont want to start my BJJ career by steping in a pile of drama dog crap