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10/23/12 8:58 AM
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marcovia
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***FRAT warning

Last night, here in Sao Paulo at his academy, Demian Maia promoted me to blackbelt. I am his first gringo blackbelt and very proud. I heard I am also only the 3rd blackbelt to come out of my home country of Scotland.

I want to thank Demian for his guidance both on and off the mat during all these years as my coach and friend. I want to thank my students for pushing me to be better everyday. The Brasa Team for giving me a home in Jiu Jitsu. To everyone who I have ever trained with or competed against. Of course there is too much to list but all of these experiences helped me accomplish this goal.

I cant wait to get back to Chicago later this week to celebrate with all my students!

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10/23/12 9:08 AM
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Congratulations! Any video or pics of this?
10/23/12 9:11 AM
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Thank you Hunter V. as you can imagine I have a ton of pictures!!!!!! Ill post some when I get back to Chicago on Friday. I am in Brazil right now on someone elses computer.
10/23/12 9:29 AM
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Congrats!! Wow...BB from Maia.

What the hell does FRAT mean?
10/23/12 9:33 AM
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Hunter V
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FRAT = fuck reading all that. Normally used when there is a TON of verbiage, but def not appropriate here!
10/23/12 10:37 AM
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Congrats!

10/23/12 10:44 AM
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Awesome. Especially right after his fight where he looks like a jiu jitsu killing machine again. Let's hear more of the promotion story. Did you know ahead?
10/23/12 11:11 AM
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Woot! Awesome that you got it in Sao Paulo at his academy too.
10/23/12 11:15 AM
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Congratulations! As part of the gauntlet, did he choke you so hard blood squirted out of your nostrils?
10/23/12 12:19 PM
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congrats that awesome!!!
10/23/12 12:27 PM
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Awesome!
10/23/12 12:40 PM
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Siciliano
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Congrats bro! Big fan of Demian Maia right here.
10/23/12 12:48 PM
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Very nice Phone Post
10/23/12 1:33 PM
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Awesome, CONGRATS!
10/23/12 1:39 PM
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Congrats!!
10/23/12 1:42 PM
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Congrats!

10/23/12 1:52 PM
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Well done & Congrats !!!
10/23/12 1:53 PM
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That is awesome, good for you, great accomplishment.
10/23/12 2:29 PM
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That is AWESOME, congratulations!!!
10/23/12 2:51 PM
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Congratulations!!!! Phone Post
10/23/12 2:53 PM
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That is awesome! Congrats!
10/23/12 3:13 PM
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Just had a Demian Maia student visit our school while he was in the US. Super awesome guy and real fun to roll with. Phone Post
10/23/12 3:19 PM
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Awesome!!! Phone Post
10/23/12 3:54 PM
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Wow, awesome!!!

Congrats!!!

10/23/12 4:09 PM
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congrats

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