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post #51 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 05:05 PM
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recently at my bjj club, one of the white belts decided to buy a purple belt from my instructor..the belt was bought not for the promotion/grade or anything like that but just as a thing to keep for whatever...im a bluebelt myself and seeing that transaction made me go what the ****? in my head..
i think this is kind of like a poser/wannabe habit, would anyone else agree?
I think its time you change schools, sounds like some BS to me man, any instructor that goes that low is just......well I know I would be looking for a new instructor because that does not sound to legit to me.....
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post #52 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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As far as I'm concerned a belt is just something that holds your pants up. It might not be that way to everyone though - maybe he's hanging it up on his wall at home and using it for inspiration. Maybe he's giving it to a friend that lost theirs. If it bothers you that much, just ask him. I, personally, don't see what the big deal is, as long as he's not wearing it to class or trying to act like a bigshot.
Exactly a belt by itself is meaningless even a black one. It's what you have to do to earn it that counts.

He could have legitimate reasons for buying this belt or he may just want to show off, either way as long as he doesn't wear it in class until he's earnt it I don't see a problem. Especially as I could order any belt I liked off or internet or for a shop for that matter.

A yellow belt at 1 class can be worth more than a brown at another the requirements vary from place to place.
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