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  1. M.C. is offline
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    This is all I do: girls, photography and BJJ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    Depends on the instructor.
    Sometimes you might even get promoted slower if you compete and do well.
    Why would they do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4n4n
    Why would they do this?

    haha


    sandbagging...

    PROOF that I'm not a completely useless poster:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
    3moose1 is correct. Sig THAT, you fucker.

    Quote Originally Posted by sochin101 View Post
    I went out with a delightful young woman who was on a regimen of pills that made her taste of burned onions.
    That is not conducive to passionate cunnilingus, my friend, let me assure you.
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy View Post
    I agree with moosey
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    I'm mainly thinking about a story I heard about one of the Camarillo brothers. He tore up the west coast gi grappling scene for awhile. He basically won every tournament he entered, while representing Ralph Gracie. He won the US Open, I think, three years or so in a row. At blue belt. After that he won it at purple for a year or two and then brown.

    This looks really good for Ralph as an instructor because it means he has guys consistently winning tournaments. If Camarillo had been promoted earlier, maybe he wouldn't have kicked as much ass at purple. Helped Ralph's rep.

    This is talked about online in various areas, in the intro to the Guerilla book and some here by Yrkoon and on nhbgear.
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    Could have been the pan ams. Don't remember. I do know I've learned far more about bjj politics while online than I actually care to remember.

    I do know I'd love to train under either Kurt Osiander or Luke Stewart. I've, briefly, met both and their really nice and technically great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4n4n
    Why would they do this?
    Pupils who win are good for the school's rep. It's pretty common for promotions to get delayed till after a couple (or more) major competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    Most of the purples and browns adopt at least one or two white belts though. I'm sure it's no coincidence that these adoptees have a lower attrition rate than non-adapted students. It's not exactly fair, but it is human nature.
    I'm not sure it affected my attrition, or lack of it, but I've been adopted at a couple of schools. Other than someone taking a shine to you, I think it helps if you can occasionally challenge them and keep it interesting.

    Like Petter said, they are paying and want to get in good practice too. If you give them a reason to want to roll with you and show you things you're going to get a lot more attention. It has really helped my game.
    I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist
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