just how did paul get his black-belt
It seems to me that there is a lot of confusion as to where i got my belts, and who gave them to me. I started doing judo in the 80s, Karl Giess. Recently Sensei Giess had some problems with his health. I believed that he wanted make sure that I would get the rank I needed in the event that something would happen to him. So I accepted. Of course Karl is back , and healthy as a horse, but he allowed to retain that rank. But honestly I'm a bad-ass.
It is through Sensei Giess, I met Zenik Mantl. Sensei Mantl gave me a 2nd degree black-belt, though his Jujitsu system. This of course was Japanese Jujitsu.
Now, I first got my blue-belt from Pedro Alberto. But when I got to Brazil I was told that I was only a white belt by Brazilian standards. But I won a couple of tournaments when I was in Bahia. So Menitoro (sorry about the spelling) gave it back to me. He said "now you can tell people you got your belt in Brazil, from Menotoro." This was in 95, so i thought "big deal."
After that I quit BJJ, and got hooked up with the "World Grappling Federation." So it was I stayed a Blue -Belt for 6 years, until I started training with Alvis Solis (the best bjj teacher I ever had. Alvis got me up to brown-belt. But it was Draculino who gave me my Black-belt.
You guys should check my school it awsome! or go to www.katyjiujitsu.com
and if anyone thinks I'm not a Black-belt, I I have an octagon, in the midle of my dojo.