Page 4 of 4 First 1234
  1. #31

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    255
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    In the style of freestyle jj I study, we call our ranks "belts" as well. But...there's not like...a belt. It's just easier to call our ranks such so as to easily compare with other arts, BJJ in particular. At least that's what makes sense to me, maybe Walt had something else in mind entirely.

    So yes, you can have a blackbelt in a no-gi style. Justin Ellison has one, I think Ben Call(sp?) may as well.

  2. #32
    I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!
    DarkPhoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wyomissing, PA
    Posts
    2,244
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I dunno. I take off my gi and I am still a judo black belt. I am pretty sure most BJJ players don't keep their gis on all the time.
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

  3. #33
    Tonuzaba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    5,618
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
    I dunno. I take off my gi and I am still a judo black belt. I am pretty sure most BJJ players don't keep their gis on all the time.
    That's not what the video rant is about, though...

    It's about people claiming a belt rank despite never having put the gi on.

    It might be a pure semantic discussion for some, but some obviously attach emotions to the debate for whatever reason.

    Fake belts will be exposed online and/or humiliated on mats, so I couldn't really care less what somebody calls his graplling experience.

    CLICK & WATCH
    :
    I got BULLSHIDO ON TV!!!

    "Bruce Lee sucks because I slammed my nuts with nunchucks trying to do that stupid **** back in the day. I still managed to have two kids. I forgive you Bruce.
    " - by Vorpal

  4. #34
    I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!
    DarkPhoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wyomissing, PA
    Posts
    2,244
    1
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba View Post
    That's not what the video rant is about, though...

    It's about people claiming a belt rank despite never having put the gi on.

    It might be a pure semantic discussion for some, but some obviously attach emotions to the debate for whatever reason.

    Fake belts will be exposed online and/or humiliated on mats, so I couldn't really care less what somebody calls his graplling experience.
    I should have closed the [sarcasm] tags on my post. :P
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

  5. #35

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    223
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    He should've defined the scope of his rant a lot better. Rants, however, by nature generally exclude well-structured introductions to arguments.

    He's totally wrong about the Masters analogy though. I lost my LLM to some guy in a drunken argument :(

  6. #36

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Slovenia
    Posts
    534
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    He has done it too...

  7. #37

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bay area, ca
    Posts
    413
    1
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I think of jon jones getting his first white belt, after becoming UFC champion. (?)

    He was tapping out higher belts in no gi but never claimed to have a BJJ belt rank till not so long ago when he started training GI

  8. #38

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    Posts
    1,244
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't even understand how someone could be upset by this when there is no uniform standard defining a black belt within gi arts. With the exception of bjj which has done a good job at making the rankings more "standard" the term black belt has become so diluted due to the large amount of schools that just hand out belts "just because" how can anyone be upset over this?

    Isn't it like being upset about the type of gun someone is pointing at you rather than the freaking fact that there is some dude pointing a gun at you in the first place?

    Gi, no-gi IMO the real problem is schools doling out undeserved rankings. But that too isn't worthy of fussing over cause there just isn't a way to regulate it.
    Why bother. If you can fight you can fight if you can't you can't. If you go into a combat sport or competition then that becomes a ranking. I think too many people worry about rank rather than just becoming better and this argument is probably part of a by product of that.

Page 4 of 4 First 1234

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO