6/05/2011 7:11pm, #81
Who throws away their white belt once they grade?
Of course he had a white belt at home he can use. Grading to blue belt doesn't delete your white belt.
6/05/2011 7:32pm, #82
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
I completely agree that it would be more polite to spend the time to find the actual white belt, it's just that there are perfectly legitimate reasons for him to be wearing a blue belt (maybe he forgot to pack the white belt).
6/05/2011 7:40pm, #83
So ... am I right in assuming the only thing this guy did wrong was wear his BJJ gear to a Judo lesson? Or did he do other things that were considered bad or douchebaggery?
6/05/2011 7:48pm, #84
Judo club owner: So you're new here?
JCO: You done any of this before?
R: Yes I've done some BJJ
JCO: Ok, cool. What belt are you in BJJ?
R: Blue belt.
JCO: Ok cool do you mind wearing a white belt for Judo, we have a few spare.
R: Sure, of course not.
JCO: Okay cool nice to have you aboard.
That's all that needs to happen. And then everybody has a good time.
6/05/2011 7:52pm, #85
6/05/2011 7:53pm, #86
6/05/2011 7:59pm, #87
I have never worn my belt to another club, unless (as stated above, I was invited to do so as a rep from another club).
But, that being said, I wouldn't automatically think the guy was a douchebag and beat the **** out of him if he did. And I've seen it a few times, I had TKDer's Karateka's show up from other places with their belt on.
6/05/2011 8:02pm, #88
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- San Diego, CA
Yea like I said, offer him a belt, he probably would have taken it.
6/05/2011 8:06pm, #89
Now that being said, it's a pet peeve of mine, and nothing more. I don't represent the dojo, I am not the coach, and the interaction that I saw was 100% cool on both sides. He was a class act. The coach was a class act. I thought he was somewhat of a douche and yes, deserved to get owned. But who gives a **** what I think?"We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
6/05/2011 8:13pm, #90
You know you grow up learning manners. You say "Please", "May I", "Thank You".....when you enter a sport or area of life you don't know about the polite thing to do is learn the basics of etiquette. You don't have to like them and truthfully you don't have to know why, it's just usually polite to do so, you have no idea how important those behaviors are to the other person.
In the end it comes down to humility.