I was just moving over some posts from my old blog to this one when I ran across a few of my older bjj belt stripe and promotion pictures. I thought about them for a while and figured it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put up a shot of my purple belt sporting my latest stripe. I mean, I roll my ass off for these things so why not show them off a bit?
I’m not sure if you can see the first stripe. That’s the tiny rolled up one on the end. I got that down in Florida after a grueling six months of training with guys who wanted to kill me. Ahh, those were the days. I had a good time down there. The second stripe was falling off a few weeks ago (a good sign in the BJJ world) so I decided to pull off the old one and replace it with new tape. Not more than a week later, I was awarded a third stripe, so two of them look about the same age. No matter – they’ll get worn in soon enough. Perhaps tomorrow night during Butcher’s blue belt test. Guys show up from far and wide for belt tests, so things should get interesting. I love those kinds of nights because I get to test my mad skills against some of the areas finest Mainers. Peace.