Below is what I posted the night I received my Blue Belt. I don’t feel worthy of my Belt, however I trust in my Coach. BJJ just became harder as I personally need to work harder so that I don’t disappoint my Coach for the honor he bestowed on me.
Wow. So many emotions going on right now. The biggest are shock and undeserving. Tonight we had promotions at our Jiu Jitsu school. I was a 2 stripe white belt. I thought if I got a stripe cool. If I did not get one I was REALLY cool with that. We are a small school that just got into our permanent home. I started at another school but when the lead BJJ instructor left a huge group of students followed the Coach. I am one of the newest people in this core group. I’m one of the older people and just now learning all the things I don’t know. I’ve spent my entire BJJ career getting crushed. There are numerous Blue belts on my team I’ve never even come close to tapping. My teammates have told me I am getting better but as I am fighting for my life every class it is hard to gauge my progress. It was complete surprise to get leveled up to Blue. There are only 5 belt colors in BJJ and each jump in color is a SIGNIFICANT jump in skill level. As Coach tied my belt on me he told me not to think for one second that he is just giving me this belt, he told me I earned it. Tonight was a small milestone event but come Friday class it is still me trying to get better. I started BJJ to try to get a more consistent exercise routine. Ha, Ha…I did not realize what I was getting myself into. My wife is amazing and lets me train 4 to 5 times a week. I’m lucky to have found Coach Angelus , Coach Ki Martin and Team Ravlin. I still have extremely mixed emotions about the Blue belt ranking but I fully trust in my Coach. My BJJ journey just got harder. Lastly, for all my teammates that enjoyed whipping me while I walked the gauntlet…………. I AM COMING FOR YOU.
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