David Jacobs' BJJGround Babysilverback Promoted to BROWN BELT

11/15/13 12:13 AM
2/1/04
Posts: 1057
After winning worlds and pans as a purple belt... Joel Blanton was promoted to brown belt by James Clingerman!

Joel has been an active competitor for many years and is a great guy! Brown belt is much and well deserved!!! Osssss Phone Post 3.0
11/15/13 12:49 AM
8/4/08
Posts: 540
By the way hes been beasting at tourneys. Well deserved man!! Welcome to the club! Phone Post 3.0
11/15/13 6:12 AM
6/28/09
Posts: 929
The old man's purple belt division just breathed a collective sigh of relief. Phone Post
11/15/13 6:29 AM
5/28/02
Posts: 6600
Thank you Mr. Sledd....I can't really grasp how awesome the end of this year had closed out for me this year. Not just the tournaments & promotion, which are both awesome by the way, but the learning process I went thru. At the beginning of the year I was kind of lost & extremely frustrated at where I was at in my game, progression, level. The biggest thing I let get away from me was that I was on the mat regularly &I was worrying to much about improving. Class was no fun at all. I let go of some things mentally & started worrying about one day at a time & started to have fun on the mat again. It completely changed my game. I'm thankful for my team & the other people in bjj I have access to.

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11/15/13 7:07 AM
5/7/06
Posts: 1637
Awesome! Congrats, that's the most difficult belt to get (biggest step).
11/15/13 7:24 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 3346
Congrats !!!! Awesome!!
11/15/13 7:51 AM
12/17/02
Posts: 13408
Huge! Phone Post 3.0
11/15/13 10:13 AM
1/17/03
Posts: 5582

Congrats! mean looking dude!

11/15/13 10:35 AM
1/31/10
Posts: 719
FirstScratch - The old man's purple belt division just breathed a collective sigh of relief. Phone Post

Yeah, great, but now the "Old man" brown-belt division just gasped a collective "Oh Crap" of anxiety.
11/15/13 7:01 PM
9/12/10
Posts: 8330
Congrats again bro!!!! Well deserved! Phone Post 3.0
11/15/13 7:15 PM
11/26/07
Posts: 2023
AWESOME!! Congrats!
11/16/13 5:55 AM
5/28/02
Posts: 6605
Big thanks everybody. It lets me know what I'm doing is the right thing. I was excited to compete when I got my purple, now I'm just plain nervous. However it goes, I'm just going to go out & try to give them hell Phone Post
11/16/13 9:41 AM
1/20/11
Posts: 1137
Congrats! Enjoy the world of toe holds and knee bars Phone Post 3.0
13 days ago
11/26/07
Posts: 7744
Huge Congrats!
13 days ago
2/9/09
Posts: 9599
bigraydaddy - Huge Congrats!

What a bump!! 

13 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 35811
Awesome! Well deserved --congratulations.
12 days ago
6/30/14
Posts: 34464
pretty sure he is a one stripe black belt now, right?
12 days ago
5/28/02
Posts: 11810
Fan of Fanboys - pretty sure he is a one stripe black belt now, right?

That is correct sir. I received my brown in November of 2013 & my black belt in November of 2015. Small side note, I started training in the month of Nov. Turned out to be a pretty great month for me forever now. Cheers fellas!

12 days ago
8/28/10
Posts: 12862

Congrats on the demotion! Hopefully you'll get your purple belt soon bro!! I believe in you!!

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6/28/11
Posts: 850

 

12 days ago
11/26/07
Posts: 7762
Sometimes my wife lets me porrada - 

Congrats on the demotion! Hopefully you'll get your purple belt soon bro!! I believe in you!!


A purple belt is a black belt who never gave up