Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Jiu Jitsu Achievement Unlocked: Go Blue

Last night after class some promotions were announced.

Craig got his 3rd stripe on his Blue belt.

Nick got his first stripe on his Blue belt.

Then I got called up.

 Off went the Combatives Belt and the instructor pulled a Blue Belt out of his Gi where it had been hiding and tied it on.

I was surprised.  Even though I've been putting the time and practice in, I wasn't sure if I was considered ready for promotion yet.

No more Combatives Belt now.


Then we had a celebratory roll, and I got some new techniques and tips right from the get-go.

With the Covid shut down, earning the Blue Belt took longer than normal.

Onward to learning new techniques and improving current ones and now working towards the next stage and earn my first stripe on the blue belt.


OldAFSarge said...

Congrats Aaron! Well done!

Old NFO said...


B said...

Congratulations...they don't hand out those promotions on a whim. You very certainly earned it.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;


drjim said...

Well Done, sir! That takes some serious work.

Remind me never to bother you in a dark alley. I wouldn't come out!

Aaron said...

OldAf Sarge: Thank you!

OldNFO: Thanks!

B: Thanks, they are indeed rather strict and stingy when it comes to belt promotions, which is a good thing.

MrGarabaldi: Thanks!

drjim: Thank you, and it sure did. No worries as to a dark alley, I'm but a humble student of the art, plus I try to avoid dark alleys.