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    Quote Originally Posted by Kravbizarre View Post
    He said in jjt interview that he belives in the belt system just not hierachy which is bs cos its one in the same. He believes the belts are a mark of progress and wouldnt mind if his students promote themselves. This logic is flawed cos what if guy is like 'know what i think im ready to be a black belt now, step aside coach ill teach from now on'.
    I think hierarchy, like a lot of aspects, both in Martial Arts and life, works better in moderation.

    Ranks are fine when put into perspective- it's when they become more than they are, an indication of skill within a field, that a problem arises. I may respect someone's skill as a Black Belt but I won't respect them as a person merely on that asset or excuse them being a dickhead and I certainly won't lick their boots to get by or be pushed around by them.

    Long story short- I think you can still have ranks and maintain a less stacked, flatter hierarchy based on skill without fostering superiority complexes.
    Last edited by Aka-Tora; 11/12/2016 8:40am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Miyagi View Post
    This was my first thought too & my wise words to pupil Daniel-san...

    Daniel: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?

    Miyagi: Canvas. JC Penney, $3.98. You like?

    Daniel: [laughs] No, I meant...

    Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants.

    [laughs; then, seriously]
    Miyagi: Daniel-san...

    [taps his head]
    Miyagi: BJJ here.

    [taps his heart]
    Miyagi: BJJ here.

    [points to his belt]
    Miyagi: BJJ never here. Understand?


    Wait...I'll just self-promote to Brown Belt, can get updated tag?
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Miyagi View Post
    Wait...I'll just self-promote to Brown Belt, can get updated tag?
    This is even funnier now that you actually are a Brown belch - congrats by the way!
    Dum spiro, spero.
    Tada gan iarracht.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wonder what he would say if one of his students walked in with a black belt.
    King without a crown

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    Screw it. Guys, I'm just gonna promote myself to Founder of BJJ.

    I'm Helio, now, bitches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    Congrats!
    Hahaha, that's awesome! Thanks a bunch, I laughed out loud at work at this!
    Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.

    Miyagi: Feeling correct.

    Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.

    Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cualltaigh View Post
    This is even funnier now that you actually are a Brown belch - congrats by the way!
    Too funny, this is great, I totally forgot I had posted that - was just typing to battlefields. Thanks a lot, man! :D

    Self-promotion through hardwork and being recognised by instructor and gym - stay in class, kids! (and only do the good drugs)
    Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.

    Miyagi: Feeling correct.

    Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.

    Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.

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    Someone get Kung-Fu Joe a Helio tag.
    GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    I think Battlefields and I had a spirited discussion once about who was the biggest narcissist. We both wanted the title but at the end of the day I had to concede defeat. Can't win 'em all.
    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    I <3 Battlefields...

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This type of bullshit never happens in Judo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pship Destroyer View Post
    This type of bullshit never happens in Judo.
    Judo has its own distinct flavor of bullshit.

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