I was just posting on another thread about people who ask to be given stripes and the thought occurred to me that I never saw this when i was in Brazil. I never even saw belts with stripes. I just looked at my old photos & sure enough, nobody has stripes on their belt. Some black belts don’t even have a bar at all.
Has anyone trained in Brazil and seen people getting stripes put on their belt? The only ones with stripes in my old pics are the gringos who came down to train and already had them. All the others are just wearing belts without stripes