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    Set me straight.

    In general is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty.

    #2
    Depending on exactly what you mean by 'promote' it sounds at minimum slightly unwise.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Kharon View Post
      In general is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty.
      If you have to ask, you may have answered your own question. If I was a black belt in Judo, I would focus on Judo and integrate bjj on the side, but I wouldn't in good conscience be able to sell the idea that i am an expert if I only held a purple belt just my 2.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Kharon View Post
        In general is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty.
        Yes it's pretty shifty. Yea it's kinda frowned upon. People will assume because you are wearing a black belt, and promoting BJJ that you are a BJJ black belt. Wear your purple belt, it's more honest. And there is nothing unimpressive about a purple belt IMHO. I'd take a lesson from someone wearing a purple belt any day.

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          #5
          Originally posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
          Depending on exactly what you mean by 'promote' it sounds at minimum slightly unwise.
          By promote I mean to make a promotional video for your website. I'm leaning towards your slightly unwise.

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            #6
            And there is nothing unimpressive about a purple belt IMHO. I'd take a lesson from someone wearing a purple belt any day.
            I Agree.

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              #7
              Originally posted by eloneamigo View Post
              If you have to ask, you may have answered your own question. .
              I Disagree.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Kharon View Post
                I Disagree.
                You weren't very specific on what "promoting" bjj meant. It almost sounded like you wanted to open a bjj program with a purple belt while being or wearing a black belt in judo. If you want a specific rebuttal ask a specific question. It sounded like you were asking if it's ok to mislead or use one belt to promote another form. Not being a dick or anything your question was vague at best.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by eloneamigo View Post
                  You weren't very specific on what "promoting" bjj meant. It almost sounded like you wanted to open a bjj program with a purple belt while being or wearing a black belt in judo. If you want a specific rebuttal ask a specific question. It sounded like you were asking if it's ok to mislead or use one belt to promote another form. Not being a dick or anything your question was vague at best.
                  I think "is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty." Is pretty specific. I don't see why it would matter rather it was me or not wrong is wrong.

                  But if it makes you happy no it's not me.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Kharon View Post
                    I think "is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty." Is pretty specific. I don't see why it would matter rather it was me or not wrong is wrong.

                    But if it makes you happy no it's not me.
                    It was a vague question in which the medium of the "bjj promotion's" context would be applied. If their doing a video wearing their purple belt that's one thing, but you didnt specify whether the black belt has their own judo school, and they are trying to add bjj into their judo program while wearing their black belt from judo, which ultimately makes a big fucking difference. If they are attempting to teach "BJJ" while only wearing a black belt they earned in Judo, well you answered your own question, yes it's dishonest, and they would fraud to purport anything other than their actual earned rank.
                    Last edited by eloneamigo; 7/13/2012 12:27pm, .

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Kharon View Post
                      In general is it frowned apon to promote a bjj program while wearing a judo black belt while being ranked a purple in bjj. Or just a little shifty.
                      Probably the big problem is it confuses the crap out of people like me, who are looking for your red band of doom, don't see it, and don't know what the hell you are.
                      "We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
                      1) That it doesn't work
                      2) That it does work"
                      -Animal MacYoung

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                        #12
                        Wear the appropritae belt for the seminar.

                        If teachind Judo, wear your black.

                        If teaching BJJ, wear your purple. It's not like there's shame in it. Dang, you'd get my respect. And it's honest.

                        If teaching boxing, wear gloves. It ain't rocket surgery.

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