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    Introduction

    Hi,

    I stumbled on this site earlier today, and since the commentary was so interesting I thought it would be nice to join.

    I am a former Marine who studied Tang Soo Do and TKD in my youth. 3 years ago on a trip to Brazil I met up with some BJJ guys on Copa who invited me to join there training session on the beach. Shortly after returning to the US I walked into a BJJ academy in Maryland and was immediately put off by the meat heads to attempted to rip my arms off during my "intro" class. Nothing like my experience in Brazil... fast forward a year I tried out the new gym in my neck of the woods and never left. I've been training BJJ under Vicente Junior a 3rd Degree De La Riva black belt for 2.5 years now and I love it. I'm currently a purple belt, I should compete more but I've had a fleet of reoccurring injuries (thank you Marine Corps).

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    Welcome to Bullshido. You may want to check out this thread so you can get set up with Military and BJJ Purple Belt tags:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=94707

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    I understood that a purple belt (bjj) is equivalent to a black belt (judo)..is it true? and if so kudos on how quick you reached such a level.
    What injuries did you sustain?
    And welcome.

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    Welcome to Bullshido. You have an iteresting, varied training history. Thank you for serving this great nation.



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    Welcome! I don't think they do purple belt tags any more, but you never know. Either way, enjoy your stay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erezb View Post
    I understood that a purple belt (bjj) is equivalent to a black belt (judo)..is it true? and if so kudos on how quick you reached such a level.
    What injuries did you sustain?
    And welcome.
    I've heard that as well, but I wouldn't claim to be an equal to any one in Judo standing up. I pull guard religiously, I would say so on the ground based having rolled with several judo black belts over the last two years I think we were equal. They had a different game on the ground that was less fluid than most BJJ types.

    I have a rotator cuff injury that was diagnosed in my 9th year with the Marine Corps. A back injury from a fast rope gone wrong and I separated my ribs twice while training BJJ.

    Thank you, looking forward to posting here.

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    Welcome to Bullshido, BigJay!

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    Welcome! As Slamdunc said, thank you for your service sir.

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