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2/2/12 5:46 PM
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leftnut
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was sent a 'gracie ufc breakdown' video the other day.
noticed that ralek gracie has become a 2nd degree 'overnight'.
out of curiosity, is this a normal gracie practice? can you skip degrees if you are a gracie?
i was under the impression regardless how long it takes to get to black belt, degrees are governed by the years after and they can't be 'given' otherwise.
am i missing something?
at the rate he is going he will be a red belt by 40.
2/2/12 8:55 PM
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Tatami Strangler
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I believe it was it was an honorary grading following the release of his music video - "G In a Gi"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B_hck0pE98
2/2/12 9:26 PM
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Tatami Strangler - I believe it was it was an honorary grading following the release of his music video - "G In a Gi"

hands down the worst song ever made. helio must be spinning in his grave........
2/3/12 5:21 PM
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Has been stated before that rorians side pretty much does what they want with regards to degrees

That's why I think the ibjjf trying to regulate and creating some type of uniformity is a good thing. At least there's a blueprint to work from and not making it up on the fly
3/9/12 9:18 PM
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i stand corrected.
he is a 3rd degree black belt.
not bad considering he was a brown belt 3 years ago.
6/9/12 1:48 AM
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" can you skip degrees if you are a gracie"

Yes!

Any other silly questions? ;) Phone Post

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