Diet Butcher wrote:haha... thanks broskis!
Not humble really... just kinda embarrassed that I first started BJJ 21 years ago and am only getting my purple now (on the higher end of mid-40s now), lol. Meanwhile all the guys I started with are now black belts. But I think that was my motivation this time around. Just to be consistent and show up to class.
The purple belt puts a bit more pressure on me now, since at our gym we have 2 black belt coaches. And the rest are whites and blues. And I'm the first purple. Which means if neither black belt can teach class, then it's me at the helm. Whereas before it could be any one of us higher striped blues. Ah well, opportunity for me to learn how to teach, lesson plan, etc.
Keep it up bro... let's see if we can both get our black belts by um.... 55? LOL Freedom 55!
haha that's me too. I started in like 98 or 99. Canuckster was there lol
I thought I held the world record for longest white belt but maybe you beat me
Its sad to think where I'm at right now with my game, considering how long I've been wrasslin. Just took too many years off, didn't understand the commitment needed till the last 5-6 years or so.
Tonight a group of guys from a town 1.5 hours north of here came to visit our club. I rolled with 2 of their blue belts and handled them easily. Of course we were all being friendly and not really trying to compete but I could feel it enough. Made me happy, you've added fuel to my inspiration, I'm coming for that purple, man!
That was an interesting vid about life as a purple. Some good ideas. Weird it came to your recommended videos indeed