Originally Posted by pauli
Oh man that was awesome. I forgot I wrote that. I was on a roll that day. Someone musta fired me up!
After reading ^^^^'s article, i realize my earlier post was pretty much exactly waht he said.
Didn't Rorion award Ed O'Neill (of "Married... With Children" fame) a GJJ black belt? I think there's a video of the ceremony floating around on YouTube. Or was this a "Gracie Combatives" belt?
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
ed's legit, as i understand it.
I hadn't heard about the Black, but I knew he was a brown.
Here's some video from O'Neill's black belt ceremony:
YouTube - al bundy gets black belt
You should be honored. I cut out the Jew stuff from my sig to make way for your hilarious analogy of BJJ vs. GJJ. :kiss:
Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
Most of what was said is bang on but it's worth noting the exceptions.
Don't assume that because there name is Gracie they suck, just the same as you shouldn't assume because their name is Gracie they're brilliant.
While there are alot of problems, especially with Helio's side, there are some top players amongst the Gracies. Rickson and Royler are/were great BJJ players as is Renzo, who despite being from Helio's side is very open and willing to cross train and develop and doesn't try to keep it in the family. There are good guys on Helio's side, just a shame Rorion is a douche. Also Kron is on a tear and it's well worth keeping an eye on what he does at the Mundials now he's at black belt. OK it's very much in the family but he's a product of Torrance and he's a submission machine.
Several years ago I read a post on nhbgear which mentioned that Rorion hadn't promoted any american to black belt. Conservatively then, Al would make it still less than half a dozen. Less than half a dozen from one of the longest open (longest open?) bjj schools in the country.
Originally Posted by Kid Miracleman
Yeah, I wasn't counting Kron or other family members. It is again worth noting that most of the hearsay I've posted is in regards to Rorion. Royler in particular is supposed to be fabulously nice. Renzo too (he's on the other side of the family though).
Originally Posted by ShrekBJJ
That makes Al Bundy even cooler than he was already.
Originally Posted by pauli
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