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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Does this even need an investigation?

    I am no expert on martial arts. I am just a fan. That said, I got excited when I saw a sign for Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Mobile, AL. Then, I looked it up, and alarm bells started going off. The website is teamhopkinsgjj.com . The instructors listed in their Pensacola, FL, and Mobile, AL locations have brown belts as owners/head instructors, and blue belts and a green belt (Mobile) and a purple belt and blue belt (Pensacola). No ranking is listed for the owner/head instructor in Morgan City, LA, and his assistant is a blue belt. The other three locations each have at least one black belt.

    I suppose my question is this: Does this sound as "off" to anyone else as it does to me?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Alas, if only there were some way to contact the head instructor and ask what his credentials are...

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by childofthe80s View Post
    I am no expert on martial arts. I am just a fan. That said, I got excited when I saw a sign for Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Mobile, AL. Then, I looked it up, and alarm bells started going off. The website is teamhopkinsgjj.com . The instructors listed in their Pensacola, FL, and Mobile, AL locations have brown belts as owners/head instructors, and blue belts and a green belt (Mobile) and a purple belt and blue belt (Pensacola). No ranking is listed for the owner/head instructor in Morgan City, LA, and his assistant is a blue belt. The other three locations each have at least one black belt.

    I suppose my question is this: Does this sound as "off" to anyone else as it does to me?
    Off is your knowledge of teaching ranks in BJJ and the difference between Instructor and assistant instructor.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by childofthe80s View Post

    Does this even need an investigation?
    No. It doesn't. Thank you for wasting our time.

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