This is simply another post for my archive. Just to remind me of when I got the third stripe on my blue belt for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
We had a guy going for his blue belt a few nights ago. I always enjoy watching people go through the rigors of belt testing because it gives them a real sense of accomplishment when they finally get that big recognition they deserve. The blue belt takes a while to earn and it’s a big step forward when it finally happens.
We had an open mat and just as I was getting warmed up, my instructor asked the other guy to go out in the middle to defend some positions. He also asked me to go out as well to do the same. I was thinking, “Hmmm…I am warmed up now, but I’m also kind of whooped.” I had to defend against some strong fellas, but I managed my way through to earn a stripe.
I’m not even sure how long I’ve been doing this stuff. It’s been a few years, but it’s getting blurry. It’s so bad because I don’t gauge time by using years anymore, I gauge it by how many stripes I have on what belt.
Third Stripe On Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt