Hillary - LOL, tell me about it. Due to completely absurd time rules and the fact that my coaches aren't famous Brazilians, I can't compete in the EXACT SAME DIVISION (female brown/black together) I've been competing in until next year.
Can't you get Cavaca to sign it for you, or whoever gave your coaches their black belts to sign it.
matt murdock - Do you suppose they made this official membership BS to keep people like Josh Barnett out? I just went to sign up for the Chicago Open and realized it's too late to register as a black belt. So far there are almost no Black Belts competing and I don't expect that to change due to this registration garbage.
i don't understand, i thought your instructor is a 3rd degree black belt and a barra member as well?
even if Josh's instructor (Erik Paulson) isn;t a 2nd dan black belt, how hard would it be for him to get Erik's instructor (Rigan) to sign it?
Just how many black belts can't get a ibjjf recognised 2nd dan or above to sign this thing for them