Chris Leben gets his blue belt, and gauntlet


Chris Leben ‏@cripplerUFC
Got my blue belt today from sidney silva

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There is a tradition in some BJJ schools called "running the gauntlet," in which the final step in earning a new belt is two walk between two rows of teammates, gi off, as they wack the newly promoted student with their belts.

To some it is a valuable team building exercise; others view it more as an unfortunate frat boy hazing ritual, or even akin to being beaten into a street gang.

Regardless of your view, the overwhelming response to this is... CHRIS LEBEN IS ONLY A BLUE BELT??!? :-)


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Ultrarooster site profile image  

6/23/12 7:13 PM by Ultrarooster

Yeah that was pretty came pitbully. Lmao

Ultrarooster site profile image  

6/23/12 7:10 PM by Ultrarooster

Your analogy is completely stupid.

elburrogrande site profile image  

6/23/12 7:04 PM by elburrogrande

youre too scared to do it arent you? you dont have the balls. Its the only way to save your self. do it. kill yourself.

elburrogrande site profile image  

6/23/12 6:58 PM by elburrogrande

wasnt it painkillers this time?

bhealthy site profile image  

6/22/12 4:13 PM by bhealthy

blue belt = steroids = a very lively opponent

D241 site profile image  

6/22/12 3:55 PM by D241

 That's what I was thinking. Maybe he was a yellow belt at the time? Lol @ 2 jupiters "never bring a Nascar reference to a brain fight" I guess I've seen too many viral videos because I was just waiting for that little girl to get knocked silly by accident.

UGCTT_mojodmonky site profile image  

6/22/12 3:06 PM by UGCTT_mojodmonky

is it common practice for lower (white) belts to also join in on the gauntlet? im just a noob white myself, but at my gym its usually just same level belt or higher that get in on the belt slap action.

MrMead site profile image  

6/22/12 2:57 PM by MrMead

Ok good, didn't watch the video or really anything in here just the pic.

random_muppett site profile image  

6/22/12 1:55 PM by random_muppett

Guessing the 'Doctor' don't roll much.

Letibleu site profile image  

6/22/12 1:28 PM by Letibleu

^^ and your sister