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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
    His response to the comments:



    Edit: this was posted on the 6th, so he may not be accepting any more suitors.

    50-ish seconds into the clip: "You can't have a belt in a system that doesn't use a Gi because a Gi is part of a belt."

    Wait, but I thought...? Man, I've been putting my Gi on COMPLETELY wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    Without a gi, why wear a belt?
    ****, why wear clothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaquero de las nalgas View Post
    ****, why wear clothing?

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    I can relate to what he is saying as it completely defeats the point of wearing a belt if its not to be tied around a gi. Its also similar to when people say "Oh im a black belt in kickboxing" it doesn't make sense to wear one.

    But I guess if you wanted to signify rank in no gi then set up a ranking system that is based on the colour of your shorts such as black shorts are the highest etc

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    Though the guy in the video says he would name people if he wanted to be specific about somebody, I have a feeling he did the original video because of a specific person or situation (that he didn't clarify).

    Somebody probably boasted about being "a purple belt" (as he mentions that colour more often than the others) while actually not training in a school that uses gi and belt.

    I don't see another reason for doing the video.

    I mean in my view there is nothing wrong if a pure no gi grappler claims he is "as good as" or "at the level of" any given (BJJ) belt, if he's got the tournament victories or training successes to prove it.

    After all, even legitimately promoted BJJ belts are really measured by performance on the mat, either in training/sparring or in tournaments. That's the definition, right? You've got to be able to consistently roll with the same colour belts to be considered worthy of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Because your rank would change depending on whether you are grappling your preferred gender.
    "Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."

    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.
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    Why is it so goddamn hard to find a video of it? I've seen videos I'm pretty sure are alien spacecraft. But still no good Krav.
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    At the point, I must act! You see my rashguard saids "Jiu Jitsu vs The World" and "The World" was standing in front me teaching Anti-Grappling in a school I help run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson View Post
    And no we don't have actual belts. You get a coloured rashguard. Calling it a "belt" is just a convenient label that helps prevent sandbagging bitches from entering lower ranks in tournaments because the difference between "intermediate" and "advanced" isn't exactly clear.
    Well, you could call it a "purple rashguard", for example. Or, for convenience, a "purple rash".

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    Or you could just call it a "belt" out of either convenience or out of respect for the tradition of the martial art you're training.

    Why re-invent the wheel and have to explain it to everyone? Why not just accept that keeping a consistent item for ranking is an appropriate way to respect the history and progenitors of a given martial art while the art itself continues to evolve in the future?

    No-gi Jiu-jitsu, in the BJJ lineage, is a direct descendant of BJJ from the Mitsai Maeda, which came from Kano's Judo who is credited with creating the belt system.

    Doing away with belts would be a slap in the face to that history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson View Post
    Why re-invent the wheel and have to explain it to everyone? Why not just accept that keeping a consistent item for ranking is an appropriate way to respect the history and progenitors of a given martial art while the art itself continues to evolve in the future?

    No-gi Jiu-jitsu, in the BJJ lineage, is a direct descendant of BJJ from the Mitsai Maeda, which came from Kano's Judo who is credited with creating the belt system.

    Doing away with belts would be a slap in the face to that history.
    Well, look how you don't have to explain it to anyone right now. Good job.

    Doing away with the gi is such a slap in the face of the history of wearing one. See how that works?

    To be honest, though: you can call it a belt, a rashguard, a jockstrap, I don't really care. You seem to get really worked up on getting called out on it, though and so far, your reasoning behind it is bullshit, mostly.

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