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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    Congratulations FP. Getting your blue belt is one of the biggest steps in BJJ advancement.

    Yep, the fourth biggest. Just kidding, congrats man!

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    Congrats on the belt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWombat
    Yep, the fourth biggest. Just kidding, congrats man!
    This brings up an interesting point. Does anyone know the actual percentage of white belts that make it to blue? I've always heard less than 25%, but I've no idea if this is accurate.

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    No one who does BJJ is nerdy enough to do such calculations. Get a chunner!

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    Good work man that is awesome, I would love to get one.

    Give us a bit of history. How long did it take you, did you train all at one school, how often do you train, any highlights etc.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWombat
    No one who does BJJ is nerdy enough to do such calculations. Get a chunner!
    Niels Hoven: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/beauty-and...niels-jennylee

    Wasn't he a member here, too? If anyone can help us figure out the attrition rate in BJJ, it's him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyd
    Still wasn't necessary to bring in a bluescreen. Why didn't he just have you lie down on the blue mats and pretend you were standing?

    Or falling aka the Gruber Maneuver


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    Quote Originally Posted by kick
    Good work man that is awesome, I would love to get one.

    Give us a bit of history. How long did it take you, did you train all at one school, how often do you train, any highlights etc.

    Inquiring minds want to know.
    In a nut shell, I did the usual tkd as a kid, quit for a few years, tried a few arts, got into aikido, was encouraged to try judo indirectly via my aikido instructor. Did judo for 6-7 months, then started bjj (still kept going to judo). I've only trained at one bjj club (I've visited a few but only seriously trained at one) Usually 4 days a week. I also now train judo and mauy thai (well i'm starting that next monday) there. I've been training in bjj for just a little less then a year and 1/2.

    The only highlights is that my instructor brings in a lot of great black belts for semminars, and that I get to train with a few guys who made it to the KOTC and once with Stephan Bonnar. I also got to tap out the black belt and brown belts in my old judo club after about 6 months of training. My only regret is that I never got to meet Carlson, my instructor brought him in while I was out of town. A few months later he died.

    I'm looking forward to see how I do in touraments over this next year. I'm also offically approved by the wife to get into MMA. We made a promise that I would not persue MMA till I had either a black belt in judo of a blue belt in bjj. I'm on track to get a brown belt in judo in the next year or two (depending on how often I can keep hiting touraments).

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    Well done, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionPimp
    I'm looking forward to see how I do in touraments over this next year. I'm also offically approved by the wife to get into MMA.
    Good work man, on not only getting the Blue in BJJ, but getting permission to do MMA, I am assuming these are bouts right?

    you train 4 days per week in BJJ, then Judo and MT on top?

    Maybe we will see you in the next season of TUF!

    Congratulations, well done all round.

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